|Last live-action Supergirl appeared on 'Smalleville' played by Laura Vandervoort|
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Greg Berlanti will not rest until the television landscape is littered with DC Comics superhero shows. As if co-creating and executive producing Arrow and The Flash on the CW wasn't enough he is planning on pitching a Supergirl show to networks. Doesn't sound like CW is interested in a female-led hero show but the timing might be right for another network to pick it up based on Berlanti's success. He's developing the show with former No Ordinary Family collaborator Ali Adler.
Superman's cousin, Kara Zor-El, was created in 1959 and has taken a significant role in the DC universe in recent years in the comics and in animated DVD features. No word yet if she'll play a part in DC's cinematic universe but that open pod in the scout ship in Man of Steel got people talking.
The only negative for a show that derives from the "Super" family is the amount of CGI it would take to make it look close to cinematic quality. Not to mention the cost attached to producing it unless they take a more toned-down approach like in the young Clark Kent series Smallville.
The good news is with so many more outlets looking to make a mark in original programming besides broadcast television networks - Netflix, Amazon, Playstation, Hulu, cable, etc. - there's a chance to find a willing partner to help pick up the tab. We'll keep you updated.