Thursday, May 12, 2016

SUPERGIRL Officially Moving to The CW for Season 2

Well, at least we'll get to find out who (or what) was in the Kryptonian pod from the Season 1 cliffhanger.

Deadline has confirmed that the DC Comics television drama Supergirl has officially been picked up by The CW for Season 2, moving the show from its initial home on CBS.  This news follows on a report from one week ago that CBS was in deep negotiation talks with Warner Bros. TV about the show's future.

According to the article, the pickup comes mere hours after the deadline for CBS to make a renewal decision.  The CW pickup reportedly hinged on finding a way to produce a show of such a large scale for the smaller network.  Producing studio Warner Bros. TV already made an early effort to cut costs by planning to move production from Los Angeles to Vancouver in Season 2. This will bring the show together with Greg Berlanti’s other CW superhero drama series Arrow, The Flash and Legends of Tomorrow, all of which are based in Vancouver.

The article also mentions that since Supergirl is based on a DC Comics property, it will remain solely owned by Warner Bros. TV and not a co-production with CBS TV Studios.

The downside of such a move for fans of the show, of course, is the probability of additional budget cuts that could affect supporting characters, special effects, and storylines.

One issue that remains to be seen is how Supergirl will integrate with the other Berlanti shows, after the Supergirl episode "Worlds Finest" established that Supergirl and The Flash existed on separate Earths.  Perhaps a Crisis that brings National City from Earth-CBS to Earth-CW?

Supergirl will return for Season 2 on CBS The CW sometime this fall.

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