After a couple of weeks of guessing game on whether fans will still be able to find out how Kara (Melissa Benoit) and the rest of the National City will go past season 1, “Supergirl” has already been confirmed for a second run, the only caveat is that it will be on a different network.
The DC Comics-based series has made the jump from CBS to The CW, which will now produce the show moving forward. The decision came in just hours before CBS’s deadline regarding picking up “Supergirl” for its sophomore installment. Interestingly, the cable network switch has “Supergirl” joining the rest of The CW DC superhero universe, which includes “Arrow,” “The Flash” and “DC’s Legends of Tomorrow.”
As previously reported, the transition will be more seamless given that all of the aforementioned shows are managed by executive producer Greg Berlanti.
Furthermore, “Supergirl” is not wasting any time to hit the ground as they have also made the big move from Los Angeles to Vancouver. The production will now take place in the Canadian metropolis which has been quite a popular filming spot for many American movies and television series.
Some also speculate that the transfer is a way to cut costs of the show as B.C.’s provincial government has recently announced that it would be cutting the film industry tax credit from 33 percent to 28 percent. It can be remembered that one of the biggest roadblocks for the show’s renewal is its need for a big budget which is supposedly around $3M per episode.
Despite this, developer Andrew Kreisberg still believes that the show has so much potential to pass on. Just when “Supergirl” aired its debut run finale, he told Entertainment Weekly that he is very proud of it.
“I’m just super proud of the show. We’ve proven that there’s an audience for a female superhero. Hopefully there will be many more years to come,” he said.
The fact that they also opted to end season 1 on a cliffhanger is a testament that the production crew has still a lot of stories left to tell with regards to the Kryptonian superhero.
As of now, The CW has yet to confirm the specific comeback date of “Supergirl” season 2, but fans can expect it to break ground sometime later this year.