HUMANITAS Trustee Greg Berlanti gets Series Order of 'Supergirl' from CBS and Set to Produce New Script for Warner Bros.
“Supergirl” is a go at CBS.
CBS has given its first new series pickup for the 2015-16 season to a drama series from exec producer Greg Berlanti and Warner Bros. TV that follows the distaff side of the “Superman” franchise. The series stars Melissa Benoist (“Glee,” “Whiplash”) as the title character. It marks the third DC Comics property that Berlanti’s WBTV-based shop has shepherded for TV, following the success of CW’s “Arrow” and “The Flash.” Another “Flash” spinoff is also in the works at CW.
“Supergirl” follows Kara Danvers/Kara Zor-El (Benoist), Superman’s cousin, at age 24, when she decides to embrace her superhuman abilities and be the hero she was always meant to be, after leaving Krypton and hiding her powers.
In addition, Warner Bros. has acquired the spec script “The Infinite Horizon” written by Ryan Condal, which is based on the graphic novel series by Gerry Duggan and inspired by “The Odyssey” with Greg Berlanti attached to produce.
Berlanti and Sarah Schechter will produce along with Lawrence Grey. “Hercules” scribe Condal will also serve as an exec producer.
In the series, the storyline follows a soldier with no name who, after surviving years of war, ends up stranded halfway across the globe when the conflict ended. Getting home means going through the hell: escaping shipwrecks, beating a vicious opponent wearing a cycloptic combat armor and resisting the siren’s call of a predatory society.
Read more at Variety: http://variety.com/2015/tv/news/supergirl-cbs-melissa-benoist-greg-berlanti-1201489184/ and http://variety.com/2015/film/news/greg-berlanti-and-warner-bros-board-graphic-novel-infinite-horizon-1201488103/