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CBS Orders Supergirl Television Series

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CBS has officially given the greenlight to a series based on the “Supergirl” comic series. And they must feel pretty confident in it because the network completely ignored the “in development” stage and just ran with a series order for the project.

Supergirl is a character from DC Comics. The series will follow Kara Zor-El. She was born on Krypton however she escaped amid its destruction years ago. And since arriving on Earth, she’s been hiding the powers she shares with her famous cousin. But now at age 24, she decides to embrace her superhuman abilities and be the hero she was always meant to be.

“Supergirl” will be a one hour drama from the production company that created “Arrow” and “The Flash” for The CW. Greg Berlanti and Ali Adler will be serving as writers as well as executive producers with Sarah Schechter.

Currently, there are no plans to have a crossover with the DC series on The CW but that doesn’t mean it will never happen.

There is no word yet on when “Supergirl” will enter production or who the studio is looking to star in the series.

Molly Quinn To Voice Supergirl

Molly Quinn, of “Castle” fame, will voice Supergirl in the upcoming DC Comics film adaptation of “Superman: Brainiac.” According to TV Guide, despite not having a booth, the 18-year-old actress headed down to San Diego ComicCon to announce her new project.

“I’m so excited to be a part of the DC family, not to mention helping Superman fight crime,” Quinn said. “Yes! I am Supergirl!”

Quinn will be the second actress to play the role since Nicholle Tom stopped voicing the character in 2006. Tom had been voicing the animated Supergirl since the character debuted in “Superman: The Animated Series” in 1998.Interestingly, Tom also had a guest spot on Castle a few years back.

The film will be produced by Warner Bros. Animation and DC Entertainment, and will be based on Action Comics #866-870. The story, collected in the graphic novel “Superman: Brainiac,” features the first post-Infinite Crisis appearance of Brainiac, and includes the death of Superman’s adopted father, Jonathan Kent.

This isn’t Brainiac’s first title role in a DC film. In 2006’s “Superman: Brainiac Attacks,” he was voiced by Lance Henriksen. No word on who will be voicing the character in the upcoming film.

This looks to be DC’s first project after they finish a 2-part The Dark Knight Returns adaptation, currently planned for a Fall 2012 release.

“Superman: Braniac” will be released in 2013.