Supergirl, Melissa Benoist


Supergirl will fly again! But there's a major twist—she's switching networks.

Yes, that's right—the DC Comics series starring Melissa Benoist as the titular superhero is moving from CBS to the CW, home of Supergirl's fellow DC Comics TV heroes Arrow, The Flash and Legends of Tomorrow.

The show's new network announced the news on Thursday, amidst the flurry of new show pickups and bubble show decisions.

The Wrap reported on May 4 that talks about transferring the show to the younger-skewing network had begun, but cost-cutting measures would need to be taken.



According to Deadline, production company Warner Bros. is considering moving the show from Los Angeles to Vancouver, where the company's other CW superhero shows film (and the cast isn't exactly pleased with the potential move). The move to Canada would cut production costs—as would cutting the episode order.

In the first season finale, every storyline was seemingly wrapped up nicely—Kara (a.k.a. Supergirl) was promoted, her boss finally said her name correctly, she kissed James, the guy she'd been crushing on—until a UFO crashed down to Earth. It was a pod from Krypton, and Kara exclaimed "oh my God" after she opened it up—but then the show ended.

The Supergirl writers had already begun to plan for season two—after a screening of the big Supergirl-Flash crossover, they mentioned that they were saving a storyline about the comics' Project Cadmus for the next year.

"You're not going to see Cadmus this season. It will be something that will be saved for season two. We did run out of runway a little bit," EP Andrew Kreisberg said. "It will remain an evil spectory thing that's out there but it's definitely something we're going to pursue."

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