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‘Supergirl’ Moves to the CW Increasing Their DC TV Universe

‘Supergirl’ Moves to the CW Increasing Their DC TV Universe


“Supergirl” is renewed with a new network home!

While there have been reports of “Supergirl” not being picked up for renewal, a recent report invalidates previous speculation. In addition to being renewed, “Supergirl” will be continuing its second season on the CW network. This means that “Supergirl” star Melissa Benoist will also be sharing her universe with “Arrow,” “The Flash,” and “DC’s Legends of Tomorrow.” With the Supergirl/Flash crossover earlier this year, the transition should be much smoother and give added value to the show.

Supergirl, which stars Melissa Benoist as the Girl of Steel, will now air on The CW, joining the other super series in producer Greg Berlanti’s universe, Arrow, The Flash, and DC’s Legends of Tomorrow.

Fans may rejoice having another character added to the CW universe, but this move also comes with a hefty price. CBS reports that the pilot episode of “Supergirl” cost around $14 million and $3 million for each episode that followed. CW producer Greg Berlanti has shown interest in the franchise but was far from interested in that price tag. With the move to CW, we can expect the budget for “Supergirl” to be cut tremendously with a production venue change from Los Angeles to Vancouver.

“The other thing I would say was incredibly hard, was just trying to do something of this scope and size, and, quite truthfully, in Los Angeles. It’s an expensive city to shoot in. These things don’t come cheap, and we didn’t want to do it if we couldn’t give it the scope that it really deserves.”

With Berlanti’s creative spirit, this budget cut shouldn’t impact the show’s production value. We’ve seen flying superheroes in the current run, so I don’t expect that incorporating Supergirl into the mix would be too much trouble.

What are your thoughts on “Supergirl” joining the CW? Is this the right move?

This was first reported by Entertainment Weekly

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