Supergirl’s next flight might be to the north. As the freshman CBS drama’s future continues to be uncertain, I hear studio Warner Bros TV is seriously considering moving production from Los Angeles to Vancouver next season. There have been exploratory conversations with the cast during the past couple of weeks, and, while I hear many are not thrilled about the potential move, it is a realistic possibility as the series is looking to reduce costs.
For WBTV and Supergirlproducer Greg Berlanti, relocating the show to Vancouver, which just trimmed its tax credit, also would make sense logistically because that is where all other Berlanti superhero dramas are filmed. But a potential Supergirl move to Canada would be a major blow to California’s effort to stem runaway production.
WBTV is looking to trim the budget of Supergirl as the studio is in conversations with CBS about a second-season renewal. The show commands a very high license fee, and a reduction of that and/or the number of episodes ordered by the network are considered a possibility. Then there is the possibility of the show not getting renewed by CBS. I hear there already has been incoming interest by multiple networks and digital platforms inquiring about picking up the show should CBS cancels it. The CW frequently has been mentioned as a possibility because of Supergirl‘s young skew, the CW president Mark Pedowitz’s public comments about regretting not going after the project when it was originally pitched, and the fact that the CW is co-owned by CBS and Warner Bros. (One of the CW’s DC dramas, Flash, already crossed over toSupergirl, bringing it into the CW universe).
Source and more: Deadline
Stay tuned as we continue to monitor the status of Supergirl Season 2…