WB eyes 'Supergirl' TV series from 'Arrow' EP Greg Berlanti
Warner Bros. TV is reportedly in the very early stages of developing a television series based on DC Comics heroine Supergirl, the cousin of Superman.
According to Deadline, Arrow and Flash executive producer Greg Berlanti would executive-produce the project with The New Normal’s Ali Adler, who will also write. DC’s Chief Creative Officer Geoff Johns, who has a hand in every project based on one of their comics, would also be involved.
The project has not yet been pitched to networks, but considering the recent popularity of comic book shows, it seems like a no-brainer to make its way to the airwaves. Graphic novel fans have been especially antsy to see a female-lead project on the big screen and on television. Marvel already has a Jessica Jones project in the works at Netflix and will debut Agent Carter on ABC later this year—and we’re all still waiting for Black Widow to get her own movie. Though not in the lead, DC’s Wonder Woman will appear in the upcoming Batman v Superman film.
If the project does come to pass, it would be the second time Supergirl has appeared in primetime in the last decade. Laura Vandervoort portrayed the heroine on The CW’s Smallville.