CBS’ Supergirl season 2 is finally renewed. However, it is now shifting to The CW network after its season 1 finale with CBS.
This move is the first time a show on the air had transferred to CW from the CBS. There have been however, projects that moved within the CBS portfolio previously.
In 2015, “Crazy Ex-Girlfriend” was developed at Showtime, but when the cabler decided not to pursue it, CW picked it up. In 2011, Sarah Michelle Gellar’s “Ringer” was in the pilot phase at CBS, before but was ultimately given the greenlight by CW.
Speculations have been rampant about this happening for quite a while now, especially since an official annoucement of Season 2 was not being made, even as the finale looms near.
Screen Rant report said that Supergirl 2, played by Kara Danvers or Kara Zor-El (Superman’s cousin), may transfer to The CW where other DC superhero shows are being aired.
Despite CBS CEO Les Moonves’ assurance that Supergirl season 2 is a “done deal,” on the network, there has not been any renewal of the shows contract as of this writing, hinting speculations that it might end up joining Arrow, The Flash, Legends of Tomorrow in the other network.
According to Deadline, Warner Bros. TV even stepped in to decrease the production cost of Supergirl.
The location has also been transferred from Los Angeles to Vancoucer, same location where Greg Berlanti’s CW TV shows are produced.
It can also be recalled that this was the second time that Supergirl was rumored to be joining The CW. Last year, it was reported that Supergirl might transfer to The CW on its pilot episode but the rumors died down.
Screen Crush said that Supergirl season 1 has costed the production a $3 million per-episode license tag, amidst the drop off of viewers from its pilot episode. About 13 million were recorded to have viewed the DC superhero TV show but it dropped to a half on its final episode.
Transferring Supergirl season 2 to The CW is notably positive as the show’s season 1 episode showed that the lead character was made a part of the “multi-verse” in Arrow/ Flash TV show.