UPDATE: Deadline now confirms the story that DC Entertainment is developing the series but reports that screenwriter Michael Green is not involved. Instead, Greg Berlanti of “Arrow” and “The Flash” is said to be teaming up with “Chuck” and “No Ordinary Family” producer Ali Adler, who will pen the pilot episode. It’s unclear what the series will be called should it make it to air, but the outlet reports that a number of options are being considered beyond simply “Supergirl.” Check back here for more updates.
In just a few weeks, the TV side of DC Entertainment will consist of four fairly high profile shows, including “Arrow,” “The Flash,” “Gotham” and “Constantine,” but it seems they’re already looking ahead. Yesterday, Bleeding Cool reported that DC Entertainment is actively pitching a Supergirl TV series with Michael Green (“Heroes,” “Smallville”) attached as a writer and producer on the series.
Now, E! Online not only confirms their original story but has revealed that The CW will not be the home of the series, despite being the first place it was pitched. It’s unclear if this television version of the character would tie into the DC Cinematic Universe, as the prequel comic for last year’s Man of Steel introduced Kara Zor-El into the canon of the film, but as with the other TV projects it will likely be separate. Check back for further updates on the story as we learn it.
Green actually has a history with Supergirl, having co-written the first twelve issues of the character’s series for DC’s “New 52” relaunch. He’s also no stranger to other heroes having co-written the 2011 Green Lantern film as well as three episodes of “Heroes” and six episodes of “Smallville.”
The cousin of the Man of Steel himself, Supergirl was previously adapted into a feature film in 1984, often considered one of the worst superhero films, starring Helen Slater as the character. Laura Vandervoort later appeared as the character on The CW’s “Smallville” in the later seasons.