UPDATE 9/4/2014 5:30 PM PT: Both The Hollywood Reporter and Deadline have confirmed earlier reports that a “Supergirl” series is in the works at Warner Bros. TV. Additionally, the industry outlets report that Greg Berlanti — an executive producer on DC Comics-based series “Arrow” and “The Flash” — is developing “Supergirl” with Ali Adler, whom he worked with on “No Ordinary Family.”
According to THR, Adler will write the pilot script, with Berlanti producing. DC chief creative officer Geoff Johns is also expected to have a role in the series.
The project doesn’t have a title yet, but it’s not expected to be “Supergirl.” Deadline writes, “I hear the producers are considering several options that need to be cleared, including ‘Super’ and ‘Girl.'”
Original story posted Sept. 4, 2014 at 1:38 p.m.: Supergirl fans may have a lot to get excited about soon. A new report from E! Online states that Warner Bros. and DC Entertainment are currently shopping a “Supergirl” series to various networks, and while there’s no deal currently in place, the show will likely not end up at The CW.
Furthermore, E! Online’s sources stated that Michael Green is attached to the project. Green, a producer on “Gotham,” “Smallville” and “Heroes,” was responsible for the relaunch of the “Supergirl” ongoing series in 2011 at the start of DC’s New 52. Green, along with his co-writer Mike Johnson, were on the series for twelve issues. (Johnson is set to return to the series in November.)
If picked up, “Supergirl” would be the first female-driven comics-based television show since the original “Wonder Woman” television series ended in 1979. Although there have been several announced projects — such as David E. Kelly’s “Wonder Woman” pilot and the “Amazon” Wonder Woman origin series — “Supergirl” is actually the first non-Wonder Woman series rumored for development. The character has appeared in live-action media before, most recently in “Smallville,” where she was played by Laura Vandervoort.
DC Entertainment and Warner Bros. already have a very ambitious television slate for the 2014-2015 season, which includes a third season of “Arrow,” and debut seasons of “The Flash,” “Gotham,” “Constantine” and “iZombie.”