“Supergirl” trading in National City for Star City? Central City???
The DC “Arrow-verse” might very well be growing with its superheroes as it has just been announced that Supergirl has indeed been renewed, except that it will be moving from National City to… well… to Vancouver, Canada!!! Yes, according to ComicBook.com the series will have its second season over on the CW, the network that Cat Grant herself has only disdain for.
Earlier this year, The CW renewed all 11 of its ongoing series. Containment, currently being billed as a miniseries event, was originally speculated as a contender for a slot on next year’s schedule, but with Supergirl being added to the schedule that might be a hard thing to manage.
Les Moonves, the head of CBS, had previously said that the network planned to renew all of its freshman series, including Supergirl, but recent reports have suggested that the network has been sparring with Warner Bros. over licensing fees.
Supergirl had the biggest debut of the 2015-2016 season, but lost about half of its viewers over the course of its first season. While it remained one of CBS’s biggest shows, the cost of making the series is significant. Even before licensing fees, it’s reported that Supergirl costs about $3 million per episode.
Rumors have indicated that the show will head to Vancouver, where tax incentives will reduce the cost of production. In its first season, Supergirl filmed in Los Angeles. It’s not yet clear whether any members of the cast might not make the trek to Canada to film, or what time slot the CW will place Supergirl in. The CW has not confirmed whether the reported move to Vancouver will actually happen.
One of the highest-rated and most buzzed-about episodes of Supergirl this year was its crossover with The Flash. A move to The CW — especially if the movie is also physical and production is relocated to Vancouver — likely would mean an increase in crossover opportunities with the DC Universe set up at the network. Supergirl shares executive producers Greg Berlanti and Andrew Kreisberg with Arrow, The Flash, and DC’s Legends of Tomorrow.
Is this a good move for Supergirl? Do you think that this show should have been on the CW in the first place? What direction do you feel the direction might go? What direction do you feel it should go? Would you like to see Supergirl become a permanent part of the “Arrow-verse?”
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1 thought on ““Supergirl” trading in National City for Star City? Central City???”
I think it’s safe to assume that with this move one or more of the main cast from Season 1 won’t be coming back. I just hope that they at least can manage to give them a proper send-off and not do the whole “Oh, they moved away, off-screen, between seasons” thing.
I also imagine that it won’t be too far into the next seasons of these shows before we get some kind of Crisis event that ends up merging the two universes together.