The network has greenlit a series commitment to the project developed by Greg Berlanti (Arrow, The Flash, The Mysteries Of Laura, No Ordinary Family, Brothers and Sisters) and Ali Adler (No Ordinary Family, The New Normal).
Warner Bros. TV is producing which should see the series air on Nine in Australia.
The series is based on the DC Comics character Kara Zor-El, who shares the super powers of her cousin Superman along with his vulnerability to Kryptonite.
Born on the planet Krypton, Kara Zor-El escaped amid its destruction years ago. 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.
This will make five DC/WBTV series on the air in the US: Gotham on FOX, the CW’s Arrow, The Flash and iZombie on the CW, and Constantine on NBC.
Supergirl has previously appeared in Smallville and had a 1984 feature film starring Helen Slater.