Supergirl officially makes the move to The CW for its second season, joining The Flash, Arrow, and other DC Comics superheroes under the network.
The sophomore year of the Melissa Benoist-starrer got stuck in a tug of war between its original network CBS and Warner Bros. due to the costly production of the series that was not justified by its ratings. Although “Supergirl” still amassed impressive ratings, it was not enough as per CBS’ standards.
Deadline reports production company Warner Bros. is considering transferring the filming location from Los Angeles, California to Vancouver, Canada where most of the other The CW shows are filming. This move would dramatically cut production costs and consequently, reduce the US$3 million (AU$4 million) price tag per episode.
Supergirl will seemingly fit The CW better since the network targets a younger audience. Moreover, the network has made successful runs with Arrow, The Flash, and DC’s Legends of Tomorrow.
The show ranks as the No. 1 new drama on CBS and the fourth most popular series for the 18-49 age demographic. These numbers are still miles better compared to Arrow, The Flash, and DC’s Legends of Tomorrow.
“Season two is going to be more reflective of their past and how they’re going to change their future as a result of it in a really emotional way,” producer Ali Adler told The Hollywood Reporter. “We definitely want to continue making more of this show.”
Under The CW, Supergirl season 2 opens itself to potential crossovers with other DC Comics characters. In season 1, the show received praise and positive scores for its crossover with The Flash. Perhaps Supergirl could take a trip to Starling City or brew some chemistry with Barry Allen. The possibilities are endless now that these superhero characters are under one roof.
— Supergirl (@TheCWSupergirl) May 12, 2016
Supergirl season 2 officially joins The CW’s 2016-2017 broadcast season.