The CW’s slate of DC superhero shows have rarely shied away from their source material. The shows have included everything from comic-accurate costumes to classic super villains — even telepathic gorillas. Even “Supergirl’s” debut season on CBS featured a storyline pulled right from the comics; the episode “For The Girl Who Has Everything” was directly inspired by the classic Alan Moore and Dave Gibbons Superman story “For The Man Who Has Everything.”
With “Supergirl” returning for its second season (and its first on the CW) tonight, CBR asked executive producer Ali Adler whether or not the show will adapt any more comic stories and give them a “Supergirl” spin. As Adler revealed in an interview with CBR, the answer — is yes
“Yes, we’re absolutely discussing some memorable comic books,” said Adler. “It’s all comic books. Let’s remember that. We owe all of this to the tremendous writers and artists and colorists before us. We’re just borrowing from their inspiration. So, that was a very specific one. Yes, we will be exploring iconic issues, but it’s all inspired by these tremendous artists before us.”
There’s also one thing coming up this season that you can’t do in a printed comic book: a musical episode. Adler also spoke about the genre episode that will see the CW’s super-stars use their super-voices. “It’s hard to look around our set and see people like Grant Gustin or Melissa Benoist — both of whom I’ve worked with on ‘Glee’ — and everybody has some musical talent that was absolutely shocking. Mehcad Brooks does, Tyler Hoechlin does and David Harewood does. Jeremy Jordan is certainly the toast of Broadway. It would be remiss of us not to use every ounce of these actors’ talent. The singing between scenes just became ‘What if we did?’ That’s what we are and when dreams happen in the moment.”
Starring Melissa Benoist as the Girl of Steel, “Supergirl” returns for season two tonight at 8 pm ET/PT on The CW. The series also stars David Harewood as Martian Manhunter, Mehcad Brooks as Jimmy Olsen, Chyler Leigh as Alex Danvers and Jeremy Jordan as Winn Schott and features appearances by Calista Flockhart’s Cat Grant as well as Tyler Hoechlin’s Superman.
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