It took some backroom deals to make it happen, but Supergirl is officially joining The Flash and Arrow over on The CW. But how will things change with the network jump?
While chatting at the network upfront presentations this week, The CW president Mark Pedowitz teased that they hope to keep the tone familiar to what fans have already come to expect from the first season over on CBS. But that’s not to say it might not see a tweak or two as they try to lure in more Flash fans and cut costs by moving production up to Vancouver.
Here’s an excerpt from his comments:
“We are sitting down with Greg Berlanti and his team next week or so. We have a rough idea where they’re heading and, because our working relationship with Greg, we’re confident they understand what our needs are. As for the tone or tonality of the series, they did have a pretty successful series. The fact it’s now moved to The CW, where it should have been in the first place, I don’t think it will have a big impact on the tone.”
Pedowitz also addressed the elephant in the room, in regard to Calista Flockhart’s continued involvement as Cat Grant. Flockhart signed on for Season 1 largely because the show was shot in her native L.A., but it seems asking her to relocate has created a few kinks in the plan. Pedowitz said they’re in “ongoing discussions” to keep her involved, noting they’ll do just about anything conceivable to keep her on the cast list. What that means? Her role could be reduced, but they still want to keep Cat in the fold. Fingers crossed.
Supergirl is set to air on Mondays at The CW, which should be familiar territory for fans coming over from CBS.
(Via Entertainment Weekly)