CBS is getting in on the superhero game.
The eye network has handed a series commitment to a new Supergirl series which hails from Greg Berlanti, Ali Adler and Warner Bros Television, TVWise has learned.
Based on the DC character, Supergirl tells the story of Kara Zor-El, Superman’s cousin who escaped her homeplanet Krypton amidst its destruction. 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.
The drama is being penned by Ali Adler and Greg Berlanti, who already has superhero series Arrow and The Flash at The CW. Warner Bros. Television and Berlanti Productions are producing the hour-long drama. The executive producers are Greg Berlanti, Ali Adler and Sarah Schechter. Berlanti and Adler are represented by WME.
The hefty commitment from CBS, which does not guarantee that the project will make it to air, comes less than a week after Supergirl was taken out to the networks. The move was a pre-emptive one on the part of CBS who are looking to capitalise on Superhero project which are once again a hot genre in Hollywood, with the recent greenlights for Gotham and The Flash.