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Published On: Fri, Sep 19th, 2014

‘Supergirl’ TV series moves ahead at CBS to join ‘Titans’ ‘Lucifer’ shows

CBS has given a series commitment to Warner Bros. TV’s Supergirl, EW reports.

Based on the DC Comics character, the new drama tells the story of Kara Zor-El, who was born on the planet Krypton, but escaped amid its destruction years ago. Since arriving on Earth, she’s been hiding the powers she shares with her famous cousin Superman. Now Kara, 24, embraces her powers to become a hero.

Arrow and Flash executive producer Greg Berlanti and New Normal’s Ali Adler will write and executive-produce with Sarah Schechter, notes the EW Sept. 19 report.

Laura Vandervoort portrayed the heroine on The CW’s Smallville.

The studio also has Titans and Lucifer in development. Titans will be based on the popular Teen Titans comic books/cartoons and Lucifer is a spin-off from the Sandman series, which will have a feature film.

Deadline gives Supergirl #54 comic book covera much longer and deeper history:

The Supergirl character was created by writer Otto Binder and designed by artist Al Plastino in 1959. Of the several women who have assumed the caped girl persona in the comics, the Berlanti-Adler series will feature the most popular one: Superman’s cousin, Kara Zor-El, who shares his super powers and vulnerability to Kryptonite. Unlike WBTV’s long-running Superman series Smallville, which focused on the superhero’s journey up to acquiring the powers and becoming Superman, Supergirl starts with Kara beginning to use her abilities.

Born on the planet Krypton, Kara Zor-El escaped amid its destruction years ago. Since arriving on Earth, she’s been hiding the powers she shares with her famous cousin. But now at age 24, she decides to embrace her superhuman abilities and be the hero she was always meant to be. Berlanti and Adler will write the script and executive produce with Berlanti Prods.’ Sarah Schechter. Also closely involved in the development of the project has been DC Entertainment’s chief creative officer Geoff Johns.

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