‘Supergirl’ Drama Gets Series Commitment From CBS

From Greg Berlanti, the show brings Superman’s cousin to the small screen

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Look, up in the sky! It’s a bird! It’s a plane! It’s another superhero coming to the small screen!

CBS has given a series commitment to a one-hour drama project for “Supergirl,” based on characters from DC Comics, an individual familiar with the project told TheWrap on Friday.

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The drama, which will be written and executive produced by Greg Berlanti (“Green Lantern,” “Arrow,” “The Flash”) and Ali Adler (“Chuck,” “No Ordinary Family”), will follow the exploits of Kara Zor-El. 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. (That would be Superman, for those not familiar with comic-book lore.) But now at age 24, she decides to embrace her superhuman abilities and be the hero she was always meant to be.

Sarah Schechter (“Pan”) is also executive producing.

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Berlanti Productions is producing in association with Warner Bros. Television.

The character of Supergirl was previously portrayed by Helen Slater in the 1984 film “Supergirl,” which also starred Faye Dunaway and Peter O’Toole.

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