Update: Deadline has jumped into the fray, at the same time corroborating and refuting reports earlier Thursday about a Supergirl TV show being in early development at Warner Bros. TV and DC.
Deadline reports the show is indeed in development and has been for some time, but that Michael Green is not attached to the project as reported by E! (see below), and that it will instead be co-created and produced by Greg Berlanti and Ali Adler, who will write the pilot script. Deadline believes DC Entertainment CCA Geoff Johns will be involved in the project in some unspecified role and titles under consideration for the series are "Super" and "Girl".
Berlanti is of course is the co-creator and producer of the CW's hit Arrow and the buzzy new fall-debuting spin-off The Flash.
"The project is expected to be taken out in a couple of weeks and pitched to the major networks the way WBTV and DC did with their high profile Batman prequel Gotham, which landed at Fox with a big commitment," reports the Hollywood trade.
Original story: The perceived race to develop a solo female comic book project may have just gotten more interesting.
E! is reporting Thursday that a Supergirl TV show based on the DC Comics superheroine is currently being “shopped around to various networks” by Warner Bros. studio and DC.
Described as in the early stages of development, the show would reportedly be executive produced by Michael Green, who’s also produced shows like Gotham and Smallville for DC/Warner Bros. and the NBC series Heroes.
Comic fans know that Green is particularly close to the story of Supergirl, having rebooted her origin story for DC Entertainment for the publisher's New 52 initiative in 2011. Green co-wrote the monthly Supergirl series for a year with Mike Johnson.
According to “insiders,” the show is not expected to go to The CW, current home of Arrow and the upcoming The Flash and Zombie, who was first pitched the project and presumably passed.
IGN reports Warner Bros. had no comment on the report.