It’s now official, Supergirl has been renewed for Season 2 and will go from CBS to The CW to continue its series run. The news was formally announced by The Hollywood Reporter as Live coverage from the Upfronts.
The reason for the move is production cost as it is cheaper to film in Vancouver where most of The CW shows are filmed and where it’ll also be a better fit for a series like Supergirl.
The question now is will the actors have to renegotiate their contracts by taking a pay cut and how will the quality of the show change? Supergirl went to CBS because they felt it was a better fit quality wise for what they could afford, so now that its going to The CW this could show a change in quality.
This is not the first time a series was renewed onto another network. Buffy the Vampire Slayer went from The WB to UPN after its 5th season, while it’s spin-off Angel stayed on The WB for its last season. Sarah Michelle Gellar mystery drama Ringer was originally developed for CBS but went to The CW.
Meanwhile David Harewood, who plays Jonn Jonn’z/Martian Manhunter confirmed that he is indeed returning as well as a 22 episode order for Season 2 and has also promised more details to come.
— David Harewood (@DavidHarewood) May 12, 2016
Kryptonsite, a very reliable news site since Smallville premiered also confirmed that Calista Flockhart, who plays Cat Grant is also returning.
— KryptonSite (@KryptonSite) May 12, 2016
We will continue to keep you updated on anymore confirmed returns.
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