The second season of “Supergirl” is still not a sure thing, but it looks as though there are still plenty of signs out there that it will happen … albeit with some changes.
According to a report from Deadline, one of the biggest factors impacting a potential season 2 renewal for the show is a tax credit in California that the show did not grab, which could mean that the cast and crew has to go up to Vancouver for production. The city has a tendency to be a little more tax-friendly, and it’s certainly a place that is familiar for the Greg Berlanti – superhero universe. “The Flash,” “Arrow” and “Legends of Tomorrow” all film in the city already, and it’d certainly be a cost-cutting move.
As for a potential move to The CW, this report mentions that this is far from a sure thing. While with a move and a smaller budget it could work there, it’s still possible that CBS picks up the show for a smaller license fee and/or a smaller number of episodes. (The first season ran for 20 installments.)
At this point, if we had a personal preference, it’d probably be to get the show to The CW where it can function with a sizable order and be firmly a part of the DC Universe there in a way it barely was on CBS. Yes, there was that one crossover with “The Flash,” but there would be more storytelling freedom on this network. CBS tends to favor shows that are a little more procedural, and here the series could have a chance to tell some larger story arcs.
Still, we’ll wait and see what the future holds. We anticipate a decision over the next couple of weeks.
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