The in thing right now is superheroes, no doubt. They’ve been dominating not only the big screen these past few years, both DC and Marvel – right now more Marvel than DC – but they’re quickly taking over the small screen as well.
Consider the CW’s Arrow series, based off of DC’s Green Arrow. That has been by far the biggest contributor for superheroes on TV lately. This season, we’ll be taking a look into Batman’s world with the series Gotham, and the supernatural with the series Constantine. Marvel in this field hasn’t faired as greatly, though, with Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. being mediocre and interesting at best, despite having Joss Whedon’s name on it. Hopefully that will change with the second season as Marvel tries to figure out how best to improve the show.
Now, with Agent Carter coming into the mix, we have our first female-lead series in the Marvel universe. Fans seem to love the character, so it’s just a matter of how the creators and writers of the show can capitalize on this female character. With these franchises being quite male-centric, we’re in need of more female-centric shows and movies.
The attempt of bringing Wonder Woman back onto the small screen a couple of years ago was an epic fail (and probably rightly so considering most fans weren’t impressed with the still photos they had seen at the time of filming).
But that doesn’t mean it can’t be attempted again, thus CBS has agreed to working on a Supergirl TV series, under the eyes of executive producers Greg Berlanti (EP for both Arrow and the upcoming The Flash, both on the CW) and Ali Adler.
This DC character hasn’t really had the best luck from page to screen, but with Arrow and The Flash, with the right team, it can be possible to make this female-centric franchise worthy for TV-goers to continue watching.