Now, as someone who has endured some pretty rough interpretations of Supergirl, I read the initial rumors with some trepidation. But this news confirming the series comes with this blurb which made me smile. 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. Producers Ali Adler and Greg Berlanti have a great track record of converting comics and super-heroics to the small screen. This is CBS' first foray into a super-hero show so it will probably promote the heck out of it. I anticipate commercials with the Big Bang Theory cast. And the show itself sounds great. She is little older that I anticipated. But she embraces her superhuman abilities. She embraces the role of hero. This is someone stepping out of the shadows to do good. (And isn't that one blurb just begging for a 'emergency secret weapon' line??)
I have been a fan of Supergirl for over 30 years. I have loved her resilience and passion. I have loved her dedication to justice, writ big and small. I have marveled at her self-sacrifice and heroism. And I have waited for the rest of the world to notice and join me for the ride.
And now it looks like that will happen. She will headline a show on a major network, in front of the eyes of millions, acting like a hero.
I didn't think I would ever say these word seriously. Thank you WB, CBS, Adler, and Berlanti.
There is going to be a Supergirl television show!!!