Supergirl will see one major change upon moving to The CW next season, her much teased “cousin” will actually be seen in the series. Warner announced today that Superman will be appearing in the first two episodes of season two of Supergirl this fall. Here’s a quote from the press release:
“Greg, Ali and I are beyond thrilled to welcome Clark Kent and his slightly-more-famous alter ego to the world of Supergirl,” says Executive Producer Andrew Kreisberg. “Superman will be appearing in the first two episodes of the new season and we cannot wait to see who next dons the red cape!”
Of course they haven’t cast Kal-El yet, so fans are already clamoring for Tom Welling to return. There were some rumors about drama surrounding the suit in the Smallville finale, and if there is any truth to those it’s doubtful it’ll be him. Whoever it is will probably be a big deal, as it’s Superman after all.
Supergirl may be changing networks from CBS to The CW this fall, but that’s all that seems to be changing for the most part.
The show will remain on Mondays at 8:00pm, again pitting it up against Fox’s Gotham for your DVR recording time. The budget of the show will also drop a bit moving to The CW, but that’ll just put it in line with the other DC shows on the network. One of the reasons for the bigger budget on CBS was because they filmed the show in Los Angeles. They’re moving production to Vancouver with the other CW DC shows to cut down costs.
This now means that The CW has one DC Comics show airing each night from Monday through Thursday (iZombie is technically a Vertigo show, and in a different universe). Only Friday doesn’t have a DC comics show (yet), and it’ll be interesting to see if they find some way to integrate Supergirl into the Arrowverse as it’s already been established that her show exists in a parallel dimension.
Even if they don’t do that, having the show on The CW and filming in the same city will make future cross-overs with The Flash much easier to do.
The possibility of Supergirl heading to the Arroverse has been off and on again over the last couple of months. In December it looked like it wouldn’t happen, but then last month it was a possibility. Now it’s happening.
Today CBS announced a deal with The CW that will bring The Flash to Supergirl in the March 28th episode:
“We are so incredibly excited to announce something that we have dreamed of happening since we starting making Supergirl,” said The Flash and Supergirl Executive Producers Greg Berlanti and Andrew Kreisberg. “We want to thank Grant Gustin for making the time to come visit (on top of his already immense workload) and all of the folks at CBS, The CW, Warner Bros. and DC for working this out.”
With characters like Red Tornado and Martian Manhunter in Supergirl, The Flash makes a lot more sense to crossover than Arrow.
CBS’s Supergirl has ended up being extremely popular, and DC fans are still wondering if it could cross over to the Arrowverse as they’re produced by the same people.
Despite comments last month by Andrew Kreisberg who said they didn’t know if they could even legally crossover the shows, Greg Berlanti now tells EW that it could happen if a decision is made soon:
“I would love it, a lot of things would have to go right and people would have to say ‘Yes,’” Berlanti said. “It would have to figured out very soon. It would all have to be figured out in the next month or so. As it remains right now we’ve talked internally about how cool it would be, but we haven’t had official conversations. [The CW chief Mark Pedowitz] is supportive.”
Since it seems like there is a deadline, it almost sounds like they’re hoping for this to happen in this season and not sometime in the future. If Supergirl were to crossover to the Arrowverse, that would add some potentially awesome characters to the larger DC TV universe including Martian Manhunter!
When CBS’s Supergirl series was first announced there were whispers that she could crossover to the Arroverse shows as they’re produced by the same people. Now it’s sounding like that won’t be happening due to legal reasons.
“There’s always those late nights, delirious, semi-high on pizza where you’re like, ‘You know what would be really cool? If …,’ ” Kreisberg said. “But right now there is no legitimate actual plan to bring [The Flash’s] Cisco [Carlos Valdes] onto Supergirl or to bring [Supergirl’s] Winn [Jeremy Jordan] onto Legends [of Tomorrow]. First of all, we don’t even know if we could, legally. And quite frankly, just making the Arrow-verse, which is what we call Legends, Flash and Arrow work and then making Supergirl work, it’s enough of a challenge without having to add a fourth player.”
In the past there was talk that while the Producers may have liked the idea, CBS wouldn’t have it and didn’t want a character from one of their shows appearing on another network.
Much like The Flash before it, the full pilot for CBS’s Supergirl has leaked online.
Variety confirms that the leak started showing up on torrent trackers around 3:00am EDT, and unlike The Flash pilot leak this one is a full 1080P HD version without any visible watermarks.
Of course we won’t link to or review the leaked pilot, but most people reading internet sites know where to find such things. For some sites to take a holier than thou attitude over the leak by pretending people don’t wildly download things like Game of Thrones episodes is insulting their reader’s internet intelligence. With this show in the wild, we’ll probably see an official screening of the pilot at SDCC…when most of the fans in the audience had already seen it.
CBS has released the first trailer for their Supergirl series that airs on Mondays this fall, and it’s great!
The day after the incredibly dumb “Jem and the Holograms” trailer hit, we get a great look at the new Supergirl series from the producers of The Flash and Arrow. Where Jem completely missed the mark and doesn’t resemble to source material at all, this trailer for CBS’s Supergirl is just about perfect.
This gets the tone of the Supergirl comics perfectly. Superman is a huge presence in the trailer, with lots of references to her cousin, and the series looks to embrace the comic book/scifi nature of the Kryptonian family of comics. Where Batman is always a serious and dark detective story, the Superman and Supergirl comics tell fun and colorful stories with lots of strange scifi villains.
The series will air Mondays at 8:00pm on CBS, and I can’t wait for this to start.
This afternoon CBS released the first official images of Melissa Benoist as the last cousin of Krypton, Supergirl.
If the costume looks similar it’s because the same costume designer on Arrow and The Flash was responsible for this, although the S-shield just doesn’t look right without the yellow background. I understand trying to do something different, but the rest of the costume looks fine except for that one major part.
Click on to the next slide to see the full-body image of the costume.
The upcoming Supergirl series on CBS now has its Perry White equivalent.
Ally McBeal herself Calista Flockhart has been cast as Cat Grant in the series according to Deadline, who gave this synopsis:
Based on the characters from DC Comics, Supergirl, from Warner Bros. TV, studio-based Berlanti Prods. and writers/executive producers Berlanti and Ali Adler, centers on Kara Zor-El (Benoist). Since arriving on Earth, the Krypton-born Kara has been hiding the powers she shares with her famous cousin, Superman. But now at age 24, she decides to embrace her superhuman abilities and be the hero she was always meant to be. Kara works as as assistant to Cat Grant (Flockhart), a self-made media magnate and founder of CatCo who started her career as a reporter and has built her company into a global powerhouse.
Cat Grant has been a pretty big character in the Superman family of comics for years, most recently taking on a bigger role in the New 52 when Clark left the Daily Planet to work with her.
There’s something about casting a Kryptonian that makes it a pretty big deal. And Supergirl’s older cousin is no exception to the rule. After a lot of rumors and false casting news, CBS has officially cast Kara Zor-El in their upcoming DC comics series.
The lucky girl is Melissa Benoist. She’s in the Best Picture nominee Whiplash, but is also well known for Glee and appearances on Homeland.
With the main character cast, there are still some major roles to fill such as the new Jimmy Olsen.