Will DC Comics Dominate Television?

Although Marvel has been earning most of the cinematic glory the last few years, DC Entertainment is ruling the television roost.  Smallville, the Superman prequel, was a decade-long hit.  Arrow has been going strong for a few years now.  The new season will bring us The Flash, Constantine, and the eagerly anticipated Batman prequel Gotham. Marvel has Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. and, coming up, Agent Carter (not to mention The Defenders on Netflix: Daredevil, Jessica Jones, Iron Fist, and Luke Cage.) Prepare yourselves for more: CBS has announced that it will air a Supergirl series.

Will it be like the Supergirl movie flop starring Helen Slater, will it be similar to the portrayal by Laura Vandervoort on Smallville, or will it follow some of the convoluted plot points the character has gone through in the comics, such as sacrificing her life in "Crisis on Infinite Earths," being a synthetic lifeform created by Lex Luthor, etc. Hopefully, they'll stick to the traditional backstory of Supergirl being Kara Zor-El, Superman's cousin, another survivor of the doomed planet Krypton.

Will DC continue to strike gold with its TV properties?


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