It's Official! Supergirl Is Getting A Television Show!
I have tried to temper my coverage of the Supergirl television show, only posting on true news and not any of the rumors that have been floating around.
So I haven't posted about the rumors of the show not being picked up, heading to the CW, or even being rushed to air as a summer show before the official season begins. Those all seemed to improbable to even bother discussing. And it looks like my Kryptonian intuition (of a super nature) about those rumors were right.
Yesterday, CBS announced its first new show for next season. Supergirl!
And the pertinent blurb: "Supergirl" is a go at CBS.
CBS has given its first new series pickup for the 2015-16 season to a drama series from exec producer Greg Berlanti and Warner Bros. TV that follows the distaff side of the “Superman” franchise. The series stars Melissa Benoist (“Glee,” “Whiplash”) as the title character. It marks the third DC
Comics property that Berlanti’s WBTV-based shop has shepherded for TV,
following the success of CW’s “Arrow” and “The Flash.” Another “Flash”
spinoff is also in the works at CW.
It is fantastic news. Almost too incredible to believe for an old-timer Supergirl fan like me. Never in my wildest dreams did I ever think there would be a Supergirl show on television and that the character would be getting such exposure and coverage. Moreover, this seems to be a high end production with a tremendous cast. Unbelievable.
Some of the cast and production crew went to social media to share the happiness with fans! And it was great to hear their enthusiasm!
So great to read their enthusiasm and excitement.
But perhaps the best image was Melissa Benoist in her costume biting into a celebratory S-shield cake!