CBS has given a rare series order for a Supergirl series from Arrow producer Greg Berlanti and producer Ali Adler.

Supergirl Series Pilot Ordered

Supergirl will be an hour-long drama centered on Kara Zor-El, Superman’s cousin, who was also sent to Earth as a child and grows to become Supergirl. The show will pick up with a 24-year-old Kara, who “decides to embrace her superhuman abilities and be the hero she was always meant to be.”

Little is known about the series, but CBS has committed to producing a pilot and, should the series not get picked up, the studio will have to pay a penalty fee. The lead role has not yet been cast, and was previously played by Laura Vandervoot on The CW’s Smallville – the character’s last, and most successful, onscreen incarnation.

Supergirl is the most recent DC property moving to television, joining The CW hit Arrow, and the upcoming series Gotham (Fox), Flash (The CW) and Constantine (NBC). Meanwhile, Marvel will also be represented on the small screen, with the return of Marvel’s Agents of SHIELD and the new series Agent Carter – both on ABC.

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