|Above, a drawing of Supergirl by Jim Mooney. Mooney was to Supergirl as Curt Swan was to Superman.|
CBS Television has given its green light on its new Supergirl television series.
According to Entertainment Weekly:
Appearing at the Television Critics Association’s semi-annual press tour in Pasadena on Monday, CBS entertainment chairman Nina Tassler was pressed for details about the project — which marks the network’s first entry into the genre since 1990’s short-lived version of The Flash — while critics also wondered why the network swooped in and grabbed the show rather than putting the series on its sister network, the super-hero-stuffed The CW.
First, since Supergirl is on CBS, you can definitely expect the show to be a crime procedural. Yet Tassler emphasized the show will have serialized elements as well. “There will be [crime] cases, but what [executive producers] Ali Adler and Greg Berlanti pitched was a real series arc for her,” she said. “The beauty of it is now with shows like Good Wife and Madam Secretary, you can have serialized story elements woven into a case of the week. She’s a crime solver, so she’s going to have to solve a crime. She’s going to get a bad guy.”Casting for Supergirl has yet to be announced (reports are that it's coming soon). But what will Supergirl's costume look like? Will it be similar to the one the late Supergirl artist (of the 1960s) Jim Mooney drew (see image at top) or will it be something like the one below (with, um, bat-wings)?
Personally, I think Supergirl should be a blonde with a costume similar to the one Helen Slater wore (maybe updated) in the terrible movie version. (Slater did a good job and she looked like the Supergirl of the comics. She was just saddled with a bad script.) Maybe Slater will get a guest spot or something in the show.
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