The Flash might not be the fastest person on TV for long.
BY: ADAM DILEO
SEPTEMBER 4, 2014
Update: Deadline have also now reported on the potential Supergirl series, but contradict the earlier stories saying that Michael Green was behind the project, stating that he has no involvement. However, they do say Supergirl is in active development, with Greg Berlanti, one of the executive producers of Arrow and The Flash, involved, teamed with Ali Adler (Chuck, The New Normal, Glee). Berlanti and Adler previously worked together on No Ordinary Family. Deadlinealso notes DC's Geoff Johns is expected to be involved and that it "will be a new interpretation of the Supergirl character and her story."
It's expected that the Supergirl series will be shopped to the networks by WBTV in the weeks to come - the same process that resulted in FOX nabbing the much sought-after Gotham.
Deadline's Nellie Andreeva also says in her report, "The Supergirl show doesn’t have a name yet. I hear the producers are considering several options that need to be cleared, including Super and Girl."
Original story follows:
Writer/producer Michael Green is said to be attached to a Supergirl TV series that DC Comics and Warner Bros. TV are “actively pitching” right now.
Green’s TV credits include Smallville, Kings, Heroes, and the long gestating American Gods adaptation. He was among the writers on the Green Lantern movie (along with Arrow's Greg Berlanti and Marc Guggenheim) and is attached to write the sequels to Blade Runner and Prometheus. He also teamed with Mike Johnson to write the New 52 version of Supergirl after the pair’s successful run on Superman/Batman.
The cover from the first issue of Green's Supergirl.
Bleeding Cool broke the news, saying they've been “reliably informed by a comics/Hollywood contact”. The site speculates that a Supergirl series would fill a gap in the burgeoning DC television universe, which currently lacks any female-led shows.
IGN reached out to Warner Bros. who would surely be producing any DC property-based series. The studio had no comment, but E!are also saying their sources confirm the Supergirl project is in the works. However, E! adds the potential series is not expected to go to the CW, where Arrow and The Flash air.
Sourced Via IGN