Deadline reports that “Arrow” veteran Greg Berlanti is teaming up with DC’s Geoff Johns and Berlanti’s “No Ordinary Family” colleague Ali Adler to develop a Supergirl TV series. There’s no official name for the project yet, with Deadline hearing both “Super” and “Girl” as possibilities. (But not “Supergirl”? Okay.) The project also comes from Warner Bros. TV, the same crew responsible for “Arrow” and “The Flash,” as well as two of the fall’s other incoming DC superhero shows: “Gotham” on Fox, and “Constantine” on NBC.
As for what the “Supergirl” TV show (or “Super,” or “Girl,” as the case may be) is all about? That’s up in the air, much like the hero herself. There are numerous iterations of Supergirl to choose from, and the show is said to be “a new interpretation of the Supergirl character and her story,” so it’s entirely possible that this will be a vision of the hero we’ve never seen before. The pitch is expected to go out to major networks in a few weeks, in the same way that DC and Warner Bros. TV shopped around “Gotham” before the show landed on Fox with a 13-episode commitment.
Of course, it’s also possible that “Supergirl” flies away without us ever laying eyes on it. NBC famously produced a “Wonder Woman” pilot that never went anywhere, and The CW later tried to translate the character through a project called “Amazon.” Could “Supergirl” suffer a similar fate? It’s too early to say, but it’s not out of the realm of possibility.
For now, it’s not too early to start your Supergirl dream-casting. And yes, it’s totally cool if we just get Laura Vandervoort back on board.
What do you think of the Supergirl news?