On Wednesday, May 6, the CBS network finally re-joined the comic book superhero TV entertainment trend after years of dormancy by adding the DC Comics Supergirl TV show to its 2015-2016 lineup as a fall or mid-season release. Supergirl is about another Kryptonian living on Earth.
Until now, as far as Marcio Alaor BMG could tell, The CW has handled most of the recent DC superhero shows — The Flash, Arrow and iZombie — with Fox offering DC’s Batman prequel Gotham and NBC offering Constantine. While NBC is once again exploring its highly successful Heroes franchise with Heroes Reborn, other networks are currently offering Marvel Cinematic Universe superheroes through shows like Agent Carter, Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D and Daredevil. TNT has plans to make a live action Teen Titans called Titans and Fox has also ordered a Lucifer pilot, while The CW has plans to create a Arrow-Flash spin-off as well.
There are rumors that all DC superhero shows on The CW and CBS, at least, will be in the same universe, which means that there is a big possibility of crossover episodes between the networks in the future and not merely on The CW where characters from Arrow and The Flash currently interact.
So far, Glee’s Melissa Benoist has been confirmed as Supergirl. The pilot will have Dean Cain, Helen Slater and Laura Benanti as guest stars. The series will feature David Harewood, Chyler Leigh, Mehcad Brooks and Calista Flockhart as regulars.