CBS Jumps Into the Superhero Game with SUPERGIRL Series Commitment

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The information on Supergirl, DC Entertainment’s latest superhero offering being developed for TV, has changed at an incredible pace. The latest? Well, Greg Berlanti (Arrow, The Flash at The CW) is still developing the show, but now it’s for CBS. The deal, as Deadline reports, hit Thursday night, and is for a series commitment, similar to how Fox initially ordered Gotham. Ali Adler is also producing/developing the show.

Supergirl will feature Kara Zor-El, Superman’s cousin, and is planned to have the character in full super form. She’s had her powers for years and is now, in the series, at age 24, embracing them and her responsibility to be a hero. Here's the official description:

Born on the planet Krypton, Kara Zor-el escaped amid its destruction years ago. Since arriving on Earth, she’s been hiding the powers she shares with her famous cousin. But now at age 24, she decides to embrace her superhuman abilities and be the hero she was always meant to be.

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Berlanti and Adler are writing the pilot script, and Geoff Johns is “closely involved.” As CCO of DCE, he has been involved in all of their recent TV success, from Arrow forward. Johns just tweeted his official endorsement of the news:

No timeline has been given for the TV series’ pilot production or its possible premiere.

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