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So What Is Actually Going On With Supergirl? Or Super? Or Girl? (UPDATE)

tumblr_m8d6z55ogc1rcbiijo1_1280Two days ago, Bleeding Cool ran a story about DC Entertainment pitching a Supergirl series to TV Networks, following on from Gotham, Flash, Constantine and iZombie creating a Golden Age of DC Comics live action adaptations.

We'd also heard that Michael Green, one of the writers who relaunched Supergirl as a comic book in the New 52, was involved.

Then today E! Online also had the story, with the exact same details, though they didn't mention Bleeding Cool, so they couldn't have got the story from us. Or something. But that meant CBR could link and credit them instead

But instead, it seems that we may have all got it wrong. Or at least some of it. Michael Green's agent has got in touch to tell us that he is not involved with the project.

[UPDATE: Though other sources now ask, if so, why such a strong part of the meeting with Fox two weeks ago]

Though that might indicate that there is a project.

So all thanks to Deadline who managed to use the original report as a way to lever exactly what is going on, telling us,

On the heels of the success of Arrow and the strong buzz for its upcoming offshoot The Flash — both co-created and executive produced by Greg Berlanti — the top producer is looking to transition another popular DC superhero character to the small screen. I've learned that Berlanti has teamed with Ali Adler, who worked on his ABC series No Ordinary Family, for a TV series based on Supergirl. Warner Bros. TV, which is behind all DC TV series, will produce with Berlanti's studio-based Berlanti Prods..

I hear the project, which is still in development, will be a new interpretation of the Supergirl character and her story. Adler will write the script and will executive produce with Berlanti Prods.' Berlanti and Sarah Schechter. DC's Geoff Johns, who has been involved in both Arrow and The Flash, is also expected to be part of the project but it is unclear at this time what his role will be. The Supergirl show doesn't have a name yet. I hear the producers are considering several options that need to be cleared, includingSuper and Girl. The project is expected to be taken out in a couple of weeks and pitched to the major networks the way WBTV and DC did with their high profile Batman prequel Gotham, which landed at Fox with a big commitment. The Supergirl series had been in the works at WBTV for some time with Berlanti and Adler. Contrary to a report that was picked up by a number of outlets, Michael Green has had no involvement in the project.

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Rich JohnstonAbout Rich Johnston

Founder of Bleeding Cool. The longest-serving digital news reporter in the world, since 1992. Author of The Flying Friar, Holed Up, The Avengefuls, Doctor Who: Room With A Deja Vu, The Many Murders Of Miss Cranbourne, Chase Variant. Lives in South-West London, works from Blacks on Dean Street, shops at Piranha Comics. Father of two. Political cartoonist.
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