While fans await more news on SyFy’s developing series Krypton, Superman fans have a new show that is quickly developing at CBS – Supergirl.
This past September, CBS proudly announced that they committed to a full series for the cousin of Superman. Supergirl is being developed and executive produced by Greg Berlanti, Ali Adler, and Sarah Schecter. Berlanti’s involvement is interesting as he is also behind CW’s Arrow and The Flash. However, it has not been fully revealed if Supergirl will tie into the worlds of Arrow and The Flash.
CBS Entertainment chairman Nina Tassler spoke about the series at the Television Critics Association this month and revealed that in keeping with the procedural nature of the majority of their programs, “there will be cases, but what Ali Adler and Greg Berlanti pitched was a real series arc for her. The beauty of it is now with shows like The Good Wife and Madam Secretary, you can have serialized story elements woven into a case of the week. She’s a crime solver, so she’s going to have to solve a crime. She’s going to get a bad guy.”
While the show looks to fill the roles of Cat Grant, Winslow Schott, and Hank Henshaw, CBS has already cast its Kara Zor-El and Jimmy Olsen. “Glee” alum (much like Grant Gustin of The
Flash) Melissa Benoist will play Kara Zor-El. Announced a few hours ago was the casting of Mehcad Brooks as Jimmy Olsen.
CBS has said that Supergirl will center around Kara Zor-El, who escaped from Krypton amid the planet’s destruction years ago. Since arriving on Earth, she’s been hiding the powers she shares with her famous relative. But now at age 24, she decides to embrace her superhuman abilities and be the hero she was always meant to be. It is expected that Supergirl will debut sometime later this year, possibily with the 2015 Fall season of shows.