Fans who feel that Warner Brothers is behind the ball at adapting their DC Comics characters for the big screen have no such argument to make about the television front, considering we’ll be seeing five DC shows on air this year. Arrow is going into its highly-anticipated third season while The Flash, Constantine, Gotham, and iZombie are debuting in the fall. Now, according to Bleeding Cool, we may be on the verge of seeing a sixth series.
The site claims that they’ve been “reliably informed” that a new series featuring Superman’s Kryptonian cousin Supergirl may be on the horizon from DC Comics writer Michael Green. Green not only worked on the New 52 reboot of Supergirl, but has a history of writing and producing superhero and comics-based series like Gotham, Smallville, Heroes, The Flash, and Starz’s upcoming adaptation of Neil Gaiman’s American Gods. He also worked on the 2011 Green Lantern film, but we won’t hold that against him.
This news should be taken with a massive grain of salt, as it’s only a rumor for now. Even if Bleeding Cool’s source is correct, there’s no guarantee that a Supergirl series will go into development. She’s a trickier character to pull off than someone like, say, Green Arrow or Jim Gordon, and though her appearance in the last few seasons of Smallville proved that she can be adapted for television, we have to wonder if she should.
Any Supergirl adaptation would have to come with at least some mention of her iconic cousin, and the likelihood of the Big Blue Boyscout heading to the small screen is minimal at best. We know that the current DC TV shows won’t cross paths with the films, so a Supergirl series might make those distinctions a bit more complicated.
We’ll keep you updated on this news as it develops (assuming it develops at all). In the meantime, let us know if you’d be interested in seeing a Supergirl series in the comments section below.
Source: Bleeding Cool