Supergirl Gets Series Commitment from CBS

Following the reveal last week that a “Supergirl” TV series was in fact in development, Deadline reports that CBS has given a series commitment to the show. Greg Berlanti of “Arrow” and “The Flash” will be teaming up with “Chuck” and “No Ordinary Family” producer Ali Adler to write and executive produce the series. The series is said to focus on Superman’s cousin, Kara Zor-El, beginning to use her superpowers which she has kept hidden for much of her life on Earth.

This deal not only mirrors Fox’s “Gotham” commitment from last season but also means that DC Entertainment now has comic-based shows on every major network, not including the Disney-owned ABC.

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. A number of characters have taken on the name of Supergirl in the source material, with some ranging as far back as the 1950s.

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