We’ve heard plenty of rumours about Supergirl making the move from CBS to the CW of late. The talks seem to be a reality, and Deadline is reporting that news about the show’s future is coming soon. The chances of it airing alongside The Flash later this year seem to be getting bigger.
CBS right now is busy lining up shows for Fall, and at one stage Supergirl seemed to be a key part of that. Interest seems to have cooled with those in charge of the network. Clearly they aren’t as excited as we are about seeing J’onn J’onzz on screen every week. Deadline’s latest report claims that the talks about the CW adding the show to its DC-heavy line up, “are now real”.
The network is home to DC adaptations like The Flash, Arrow and Legends of Tomorrow. They’ve previously said they aren’t interested in adding a fourth comic based show, but they may make an exception here. CW president Mark Pedowitz has admitted his regret over losing the show in the past. Could he be tempted to make up for that by taking it on for Season 2?
It was recently reported that Supergirl may be moving production to Vancouver, where the CW shows are produced. That move is a cost cutting measure, and the budget would need to be trimmed further if a move was to happen. Unfortunately, it could limit our enjoyment of Martian Manhunter, too.
The report also says that CBS Corp. chairman Les Moonves is the man who will make the final call. We already saw a crossover between The Flash and Supergirl, and that’s likely to happen again regardless of what happens to the show.
The big question we are asking is what happens if the show does switch networks. Will it still be set on a separate world from the current CW shows? Or could they pull some kind of Crisis on Infinite Earths storyline to streamline them? It sounds like we won’t have to wait long to find out.
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