It was just a couple weeks ago that word leaked out that the co-creator of Arrow and The Flash was shopping around a Supergirl series to the networks, and now one has picked up the show.
CBS has given a series commitment to the Supergirl show, which means despite the people behind it the show will likely not exist in the Arrow-verse alongside Arrow and The Flash. Variety describes the series like this:
Itâ€™s based on the story of Kara Zor-El, who, like her famous cousin, escaped Krypton amid its destruction. Sheâ€™s been keeping her powers a secret since arriving on Earth, but now â€” at age 24 â€” she decides to embrace her superhuman abilities and be the hero she was always meant to be.
Of course that raises the question of where is Superman in this show’s universe? One big part of Supergirl, especially the New 52 version, is how she deals with her baby cousin now being older than her on Earth. The New 52 version of the character actually went a little crazy from that and the fact that Krypton was destroyed.
With CBS airing the show, that means every major network that’s not owned by Disney will have a DC Comics based series. NBC has Constantine, Fox has Gotham, the CW has their two shows, and now CBS will have Supergirl.