New Supergirl TV Show - A Super-Powered Veronica Mars? *updated*

The new CBS Supergirl show will be a bit different from what we might have expected - and that could be good. Superman's cousin, Kar Zor-El, aka Kara Danvers will be solving crimes and dealing with family and career issues too. We have got to the point where we can technically convincingly portray super-powered heroes on TV, so it makes some kind of sense that they would push for a different approach to keep the interest and make it that bit different. I wonder if she will have the big "S" though?

*Update* The new Supergirl is...Melissa Benoist (a Glee alum)

CBS Entertainment Chairman Nina Tassler:
There will be [crime] cases, but what [executive producers] Ali Adler and Greg Berlanti pitched was a real series arc for her… The beauty of it is now with shows like Good Wife and Madam Secretary, you can have serialized story elements woven into a case of the week. She’s a crime solver, so she’s going to have to solve a crime. She’s going to get a bad guy.
It’s a female empowerment story. If you look at the strong female characters we have on the air, it really is resonant of that … We’re big feminists. It’s her intellect, it’s her skill, it’s her smarts. It’s all of those elements. It’s not just her strength, which she does have.
Screenrant

Great concept, but probably won't look like this - image from Techfleece.com

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