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Whilst Marvel might have the monopoly on the superhero movie, DC are well out in front when it comes to television series’. Both Flash and Arrow have produced great viewing figures for CW, and even Gotham, which is over at Fox, has had a more interesting first half-series than that of Agents of Shield. Not wanting to miss out on the action CBS are hard at work on bringing the next DC character, Supergirl, to the small screen.
There was of course an ill-advised film of Supergirl released in 1984 which saw Helen Slater don the tights and cape. The now departed Smallville also featured the character of Kara wherein the role was played by Laura Vandervoort. But who will play the flying female this time around? The new production is currently in its test-shoot phase with one actress in particular getting a lot of attention, step forwards Claire Holt.
- Kat Smith
One of the upcoming DC TV projects for next season is Supergirl, which has a series commitment over at CBS and is being worked on by Arrow/The Flash creator Greg Berlanti and The New Normal’s Ali Adler. Casting is currently underway, and we might be close to getting the next Supergirl as The Wrap reports that The Originals and The Vampire Diaries star Claire Holt is currently one of the actresses that is in contention for the lead role on the project. As a matter of fact, our very own Chris King named Holt as one of the five actresses that would be a great candidate for the role of Superman’s cousin. I’m more familiar with Holt from the ABC Family drama, Pretty Little Liars as the character Samara Cook, but I have caught her in a few episodes of The Originals. In my opinion, she »
Natalie Brown plays Kelly Goodweather on The Strain, a character that is much more than just the ex-wife of Dr. Ephraim Goodweather. Natalie is the latest to take part in our Q&A series and tells us all about her characters journey throughout the first season. *Spoiler Warning*
What initially drew you to the role of Kelly Goodweather? Did you know from the start that you’d become a vampire?
“What drew me to the role was the opportunity to work with Guillermo del Toro. Before my callback, I researched Kelly’s character in “The Strain” trilogy, and discovered what was in store for my character, which only made it more enticing.”
Once you got the role, did you read the novels and comic book series to get a good idea of where the story was heading? Or did you want to keep it a surprise?
“I read the first book after auditioning. »
- Jonathan James
The DC Comics universe is spreading quickly throughout the TV landscape, with Gotham, The Flash, Arrow and Constantine all airing on major networks this year. CBS, the only network currently without a superhero show, is getting in the mix by developing Supergirl, a character previously played by Laura Vandervoort on The CW's Smallville. While it remains to be seen who will be the new Kara Zor-el, Laura Vandervoort did have some advice for whoever signs on to play the title character.
"Make sure you have some Nike soles in there. Just kidding! So you can run. Just make it your own. Everyone has an idea of how she should be, which I was concerned about when I played her, but when you find a way to relate to her and then bring your own self into it, I think people appreciate it. You can't make everything the same. So, just make it your own. »
Last month it was announced that CBS have committed to developing an hour-long drama based on DC Comics' Supergirl. So it makes sense that IGN would want to know what Laura Vandervoort ("Bitten") thought of the news as she played 'Kara' (Supergirl) on CW's long-running series, Smallville. In the interview, which you can view in the video below, the Canadian actress says that whoever plays the role needs to make it their own. She also says that she would be open to making a guest appearing in the series, much like what Smallville did with Dean Cain, Margot Kidder, Helen Slater, and Christopher Reeve. Supergirl - CBS has given a series commitment to an hour-long drama about Kara Zor-El, the DC Comics heroine who escaped the planet Krypton amid its destruction. Having hid all this time on Earth the powers she shares with “her famous cousin.” 24-year-old Kara decides »
We reported on Friday that CBS has issued a series commitment to Greg Berlanti and Ali Adler's Supergirl TV series, just two weeks after we first heard about the project's development. Today, DC All Access confirms the first plot details, also revealing that the show will change the character's origins from the DC Comics.
"The series will follow Kara Zor-El, a Kryptonian girl who's been hiding her powers here on Earth, but decides to embrace her powers, and become the hero she was always meant to be."
This description is almost identical to Deadline's plot rundown from Friday.
"Born on the planet Krypton, Kara Zor-El escaped amid its destruction years ago. Since arriving on Earth, she's been hiding the powers she shares with her famous cousin. But now at age 24, she decides to embrace her superhuman abilities and be the hero she was always meant to be."
In the comics, »
The Live Feed reports that Berlanti and Ali Adler began pitching the show to several networks on Wednesday and the deal was closed last night.
The new series will deal with the most popular incarnation of the character, Superman's cousin Kara Zor-El. The series will focus on her as a 24-year-old woman who, having previously hidden her powers, decides to embrace her abilities.
Berlanti and Adler are writing the pilot script and will executive produce alongside Sara Schechter. »
- Garth Franklin
That Supergirl TV series we've been hearing about that is being developed by Arrow's Greg Berlanti has landed at CBS. According to Deadline, the deal closed last night, which is only one day after the project was taken out to the broadcast networks. They must have put together an impressive package, but Supergirl really does have the makings of a successful show if done right.
The series will center on Kara Zor-El, Superman's cousin, "who was born on the planet Krypton and escaped amid its destruction years ago. Since arriving on Earth, she has been hiding the powers she shares with her famous cousin. But now at age 24, she decides to embrace her superhuman abilities and be the hero she was always meant to be."
- Joey Paur
Supergirl is ready to fly… for the Eye.
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CBS has given a series commitment to an hour-long drama about Kara Zor-El, the DC Comics heroine who escaped the planet Krypton amid its destruction. Having hid all this time on Earth the powers she shares with “her famous cousin” (as the official logline cheekily puts it), 24-year-old Kara decides to embrace her superhuman abilities and “be the hero she was meant to be.”
Based on the DC Comics character, the drama tells the story of Kara Zor-El, who was born on the planet Krypton, but escaped amid its destruction years ago. Since arriving on Earth, she’s 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.
- Natalie Abrams
Greg Berlanti and Ali Adler's Supergirl has a home: CBS. CBS has landed the high-profile DC Comics adaptation, handing out a hefty series commitment, The Hollywood Reporter has learned. The hourlong drama, taken out last week, centers on Kara Zor-El, Superman's cousin, who was born on the planet Krypton and escaped amid its destruction years ago. Since arriving on Earth, she has been hiding the powers she shares with her famous cousin. But now at age 24, she decides to embrace her superhuman abilities and be the hero she was always meant to be. (The character was previously played by Laura Vandervoort on The CW's
- Lesley Goldberg
Following two separate reports that surfaced last week, Arrow and The Flash producer Greg Berlanti confirmed at Paleyfest 2014 that he is working on a Supergirl TV series. Here's what the writer-producer had to say, revealing the project doesn't have a network home at this time.
"We're just starting to work on it. We haven't gone to the networks yet, so. I'll be happy, very excited to talk about it once we know where its home will be and that kind of stuff, but not at this moment."
While there was a rumor that The CW had passed on the show, it's clear that Greg Berlanti hasn't even started shopping the project around yet, meaning it still could land at The CW. Laura Vandervoort played Kara Zor-El, a.k.a. Supergirl, on The CW's Smallville in a two-episode arc.
Yesterday news broke that a Supergirl TV series was in development, from DC Comics writer Michael Green. Green worked on the Supergirl New 52 relaunch and has worked on shows like Smallville and Gotham, so his involvement certainly made sense. However, new reports have since surfaced from several of the trades, debunking Green’s involvement and providing a few updates.
According to Deadline, Green is not involved in the series at all. Instead, they’re reporting that The Flash producer Greg Berlanti has teamed with frequent collaborator Ali Adler (No Ordinary Family) and DC Comics chief creative officer Geoff Johns.
The series is being pitched to networks now, and will not be airing on the CW. The network may house Arrow and The Flash, and was the first company approached for the series, but they apparently passed. That means that despite fan desire to see Laura Vandervoort reprise the role from her Smallville days, »
- James Garcia
Yesterday, we heard a rumor that DC Comics writer and Gotham producer Michael Green was pitching a Supergirl TV series. I was admittedly a bit skeptical about the report, but today several of the trades announced the news themselves and offered several pieces of key information.
First and foremost, Deadline reports that Michael Green will not be involved in the series. Instead, The Flash producer Greg Berlanti has teamed with No Ordinary Family‘s Ali Adler for “a new interpretation of the Supergirl character and her story.” Adler will pen the script, while DC Comics chief creative officer Geoff Johns is expected to have some part in its development as well.
Despite Berlanti’s involvement, Supergirl isn’t likely to join Arrow and The Flash on the CW. According to E! Online, the CW was the first network pitched for the series, but they apparently turned Berlanti and Adler down. »
- James Garcia
According to Deadline, Arrow and Flash executive producer Greg Berlanti would executive-produce the project with The New Normal’s Ali Adler, who will also write. DC’s Chief Creative Officer Geoff Johns, who has a hand in every project based on one of their comics, would also be involved.
The project has not yet been pitched to networks, but considering the recent popularity of comic book shows, it seems like a no-brainer to make its way to the airwaves. »
- Natalie Abrams
Yesterday, it was rumored that Smallville's Michael Green is currently writing and producing a Supergirl TV pilot with DC Entertainment set to pitch it to various different networks soon. Deadline confirms part of the story is true; the show is in development. But it is Arrow and The Flash producer Greg Berlanti who is moving forward with the series, not Michael Green, who is not involved in any capacity.
Greg Berlanti has teamed with his No Ordinary Family partner Ali Adler for this new iteration of Supergirl, which won't be a continuation of Laura Vandervoort's character from Smallville. Instead, this version will put a new spin on Supergirl's origins, and is rumored to be based on the mythology laid out in the New 52 comics. Unlike the original comics, the New 52 reboot initially didn't include any mention of Kara Zor-El's cousin, Superman, but the comic eventually delved into her own planet, »
Tired of playing second fiddle to the man in blue — and why should she? — Supergirl might finally be getting her day in the sun.
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A new series based on the iconic DC heroine is currently in the works at Warner Bros. TV, according to our sister site Deadline. Greg Berlanti — who, among many other things, currently oversees production on The CW’s Arrow and The Flash — has reportedly been tapped to executive-produce, along with Ali Adler. The duo previously worked together on ABC’s short-lived superhero drama No Ordinary Family. »
While Marvel may be leading the way in terms of movies, DC Comics are making their presence felt on TV. Arrow has been a huge success, and it will be joined this Autumn by Gotham, The Flash and Constantine.
An interesting Easter Egg in Man of Steel led many fans to believe that Supergirl could make an appearance in a future instalment of that franchise, but a new report claims that the character is instead coming to the small screen. This wouldn’t be the first time for the character as she appeared a number of times in Superman TV series Smallville, played by Canadian actress Laura Vandervoort.
A solo series for Supergirl is apparently being actively pitched by DC Comics, and while there’s no word on which network it will air on, The CW would be a good choice as she could then share the same world as »
- Josh Wilding
It’s a good time to be a DC fan, what with Arrow about to start its third season, and The Flash, Gotham and Constantine all incoming this new television season. And now Bleeding Cool is reporting that Kara Zor-El could be the next DC character heading to the small screen.
According to the site, Michael Green – a producer on shows such as Smallville and Gotham, as well as co-writer on the Green Lantern movie – is attached to a Supergirl TV series, which DC Entertainment is said to be actively pitching to networks.
The story is supported by E! Online, which claims that The CW was first to be pitched the show, although it seems the network may have decided to pass.
Should the project find a home, this wouldn’t be Kara’s first live-action appearance, with Helen Slater taking on the role in 1984’s Supergirl movie, and Laura Vandervoort portraying her in Smallville. »
- Gary Collinson
While superhero movies have been dominating at the box office year after year, numerous comic book characters are becoming more and more prevalent on the small screen, with new shows such as Gotham, The Flash and Constantine debuting over the next few weeks. Today we have a new report from Bleeding Cool that DC is currently pitching a Supergirl TV series, which has Michael Green (Smallville) attached to write and produce.
While no specific details were given regarding the Supergirl TV series, it seems likely that the show will be based on the New 52 reboot, since Michael Green co-created the comic alongside Mike Johnson, Mahmud Asrar and Dan Green. Unlike the original comics, the New 52 reboot initially didn't include any mention of Kara Zor-El's cousin, Superman, but the comic eventually delved into her own planet, Krypton.
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