Superhero TV roundup - Agent Carter cancelled, Supergirl renewed, Powerless picked up
In the last 24 hours, there's been a whole host of news regarding the ever-expanding superhero TV universe. Some of its good and some of it bad. Here's the roundup of all the latest news stories.
Supergirl Second Season Renewal - Moves To The CW
The fate of CBS's Supergirl has been up in the air for weeks now, with the latest rumours that the show was a little too expensive for the network ($3 million per episode) and despite it being generally well received, it wasn't quite the ratings winner CBS was hoping for. There have been a lot of rumours over the last week that Supergirl might be moving over to The CW, the network that makes The Flash, Arrow and Legends Of Tomorrow.
And it turns out that rumour was true. After the success of the recent crossover with The Flash in the US (coming here on Sky 1 in a few weeks) and a lot of last minute negotiations, Supergirl will be moving to The Cw for season two. It makes sense as Greg Berlanti is the mastermind behind both shows and there is surely greater scope for crossover with the network controlling all his shows.
Agent Carter Cancelled, Marvel's Most Wanted Not Going To Series
And here's some bad news. Agent Carter will not be coming back for a third season. Despite being a fan favourite, the show featuring Hayley Atwell's Peggy Carter always stumbled in the ratings and ABC has made the decision not to pick it up for a third season.
Meanwhile, the pilot for the new Agents Of SHIELD spin-off Marvel's Most Wanted, due to feature Adrianne Palicki and Nick Blood as Bobbi Morse / Mockingbird and Lance Hunter, has not been picked up by ABC for a full series. The two characters were dramatically written out of season three in order to star in their own show but it is likely they will find their way back to Coulson and co. for Agents Of SHIELD's already renewed fourth season.
Powerless Picked Up For Full Series
NBC has picked up DC superhero comedy TV series Powerless for a full series. The show will feature Vanessa Hudgens, Alan Tudyk, Danny Pudi and Christina Kirk in a show that deal with the fallout of superhero destruction through the eyes of an insurance company picking up the pieces.
More news on all these shows as we have it...