Along with the announcement of the renewal of most of its Fall drama line-up, CBS Entertainment chairman Nina Tassler spoke about the network’s upcoming “Supergirl” TV series at the TCA Winter Tour today and explained why they chose this particular property:
“We fell in love with the pitch. She’s a great character. I love the superhero genre….There is a human drama there. We’re watching an evolution to the way superhero characters are portrayed.”
Tassler says casting is still underway, and the costume is already designed. She also says the plan is to mix procedural and serialised elements, with cases of the week mixing with ongoing character arcs and storylines – citing examples like “The Good Wife” and “Madam Secretary” of the balance they hope to achieve.
She also dropped a quote that calls into question reports last week that the series could crossover with The CW’s “The Flash” and “Arrow”: “That’s a different network so I think we’re going to keep Supergirl to ourself right now.”
Tassler also confirmed that Stephen Colbert’s hosting stint on “The Late Show” will kick off on September 8th. David Letterman departs on May 20th, and CBS is planning to fill that late night slot in the interim with procedural show reruns.