/supergirl-tv-show-smallville/Yesterday, it was rumored that Smallville's Michael Green is currently writing and producing a Supergirl TV pilot with DC Entertainment set to pitch it to various different networks soon. Deadline confirms part of the story is true; the show is in development. But it is Arrow and The Flash producer Greg Berlanti who is moving forward with the series, not Michael Green, who is not involved in any capacity.
Greg Berlanti has teamed with his No Ordinary Family partner Ali Adler for this new iteration of Supergirl, which won't be a continuation of Laura Vandervoort's character from Smallville. Instead, this version will put a new spin on Supergirl's origins, and is rumored to be based on the mythology laid out in the New 52 comics. Unlike the original comics, the New 52 reboot initially didn't include any mention of Kara Zor-El's cousin, Superman, but the comic eventually delved into her own planet, Krypton.
Ali Adler is writing the pilot script, not Michael Green as previously reported. DC Comics own Geoff Johns, who is deeply involved with bringing every episode of The Flash and Arrow to the screen, will also be involved, though it's not known in what capacity.
Supergirl doesn't yet have an official title, with the studio looking to clear the rights to a number of different names that currently include both Super and Girl. Supergirl is expected to be shopped to various major networks in the next few weeks, just as the high-profile Batman prequel Gotham was before it landed at Fox.
The series is said to have been in the works for quite some time. Supergirl was created by Otto Binder and designed by Al Plastino in 1959. Not only did she appear in a handful of Smallville episodes, but the character also got her own standalone Supergirl in 1984, which bombed at the box office.