Last year it was revealed that yet another DC series was making the leap to television with “Supergirl,” which already has a series commitment from CBS. Speaking at TCA today (via Variety), CBS Entertainment chairman Nina Tassler opened up about the series in development, saying:
“We fell in love with the pitch. She’s a great character. I love the superhero genre….There is a human drama there. We’re watching an evolution to the way superhero characters are portrayed.”
Tassler confirmed they’re still in the process of casting and conflicted with previous reports that the series could crossover with The CW’s series, adding:
“That’s a different network so I think we’re going to keep Supergirl to ourself right now.”
Nerd Report later asked Tassler about the pitch for the character that she fell in love with, which she laid out as follows:
“It’s a wonderful amalgamation of the mythology of the character with kind of a very modern coming of age. She’s a very strong, independent young woman and she’s coming into her own. She’s dealing with family issues. She’s dealing with work issues and it’s a female empowerment story. You look at the strong female characters we have on the air, it really is resonant of that.”
Set to feature a slew of DC characters including Cat Grant, James Olsen, Winslow ‘Wynn’ Schott (Toyman) and Hank Henshaw (Cyborg Superman), the pilot was written by Ali Adler (“No Ordinary Family”) and Greg Berlanti (“Arrow,” “The Flash”). They will also executive produce along with Sarah Schechter and Warner Bros. TV.