Oh Supergirl. I really didn’t think this series was going to get the ol’ go ahead. But with our first look at the new pilot episode for the series here, I can now see why it would get greenlit. The reason? It looks fun.
I had to watch this a couple times before I actually got it. My opinions are mixed. Everything on the DC movie frontier lately has been super dark, heavily filtered, with a side of grit. And as far as DC television shows – most of which are located on the CW – they’ve all held a mixed bag of humorous levity and serious peril. From what we’ve seen of the Supergirl pilot episode, it appears we’re getting something wholly different.
It looks like this will lean more on the side of humorous levity. To be frank, the video above makes the series out to be a romantic comedy. And I don’t know how to take that. This is completely new to the genre of superheroes. And I’m having a hard time wrapping my mind around the idea. I’m sure it can be done correctly. But will this do it correctly? I guess we’ll all have to tune in and see.
A lot seems to happen in this pilot episode. She learns to fly, she gets her suit, she tells several people about her powers and who she really is… things that literally took entire seasons to accomplish in Smallville back in the day. How will this play out? Will she tell the world who she is? She seems to be fairly careless about who she introduces her true self to.
Another question is how old was she when she reached earth? On Krypton, when she’s let off by Zor-El And Alura In-Ze, Kara is quite young, but the majority of the teaser shows us that she’s a highly functioning human being on earth in her mid-twenties. How long has she been on earth? Has she been acclimated by the Kents? Why is she just now learning to fly (although, if I’m comparing it to Smallville that doesn’t seem quite fair).
The production quality looks pretty stellar, rivaling the amount of money we see thrown at shows like Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., and outshining rivals Arrow and the Flash. Will this Supergirl tv show be in the same universe as said characters? Is there any potential for a crossover? Greg Berlanti, as executive producer of Flash, Arrow, and now Supergirl, has gone on record to say that it is possible that these characters can meet at some point. This would be very cool.