The influx of comic book television shows isn’t slowing down but a female superhero will finally get a headlining series from DC and Warner Bros…
With ‘Arrow’ thriving at the CW and new series such as ‘Gotham’ and ‘The Flash’ debuting in the next month, the push for more superhero series on television is at an all time high so DC along with Warner Bros are in the opening stages of developing a show around ‘Supergirl’.
The character — which first appeared in 1958 — was created as a counterpart to Superman by Otto Binder and Curt Swan. Supergirl was also a popular guest star on the CW series ‘Smallville’ when she was portrayed by Laura Vandervoort.
Now it seems DC and Warner Bros. are doubling down on the franchise with a new series being developed by Greg Berlanti (No Ordinary Family) and Ali Adler (The New Normal) on board to write the first script. DC Chief Creative Officer Geoff Johns would also likely serve as an executive producer on the series if it goes to network.
Currently the show is just in the developmental phase with a script being crafted, but if all goes well (and it probably will), Warner Bros. will begin shopping the series to potential network partners.
This would mark the first major television series from DC focused on a female lead character. Marvel will debut their own femme heroine this winter with the debut of ‘Agent Carter’ on ABC. Marvel also has a series in development from Netflix for the character Jessica Jones as well.