On this episode we mourn the loss of Leonard Nimoy, check out that Walking Dead town that’s for sale, discuss the Power Rangers fan film of the moment, ponder Wonder Woman’s production schedule, and discuss the latest news about CBS’s Supergirl.
Nick also went to PlattCon, and had a good time.
We’re sorry for the audio quality this episode (with the clickings and poppings). There was a software glitch which we didn’t have time to fix.
We now have the first official images of Melissa Benoist in her costume for the upcoming CBS series Supergirl (as the pilot episode is currently in production). There are about a billion different costume variations they could have chosen from, so I’m happy to see they’ve gone with one of the character’s more classic looks (with a tiny nod to the Man of Steel design with the color scheme).
Take a look:
The costume was designed by Coleen Atwood, who also did the costumes for Arrow and The Flash. Personally, I like it.
We know a lot about the cast for forthcoming CBS Supergirl TV series. We’ve known who is playing Supergirl, we’ve known who’s playing Jimmy Olsen — but we still didn’t know who was playing Cat Grant.
Well, now we do. THR is reporting that Calista Flockhart has been cast in the role. Flockhart is, of course, best known as the star of the 90s phenomenon Ally McBeal. Cat Grant, in her Supergirl incarnation, will be a “media magnate” and our heroine will be working as her assistant.
I presume trying to have it all.
Jokes aside, this is pretty solid casting all around, so I’m optimistic about the show. Here’s hoping CBS doesn’t muck it up.
In the Supergirl series, Olsen will be working as a photographer at (the yet uncast) Cat Grant’s CatCo. A bit different than his standard comics occupation? Yes. But that’s what you do when you’re working with the Superman IP but can’t use Clark, Lois or the Daily Planet.
Personally, I’m getting excited for this series even though it’s on CBS.
On this episode of Nerd & Tie we visit the DC Carnival of Sadness with news that Supergirl will be a procedural and that Zack Snyder wants a dark, gritty Green Lantern (oh, and there’s some Brainiac stuff in there too). We look forward to Community‘s season 6 premiere date, contemplate the return of The X-Files, and sing for joy at Simon Pegg co-writing the next Star Trek.
Trae also went to Nezumi Con, and talks about his experiences.
So, thanks to THR, we finally know who’s playing our lead in CBS’s forthcoming Supergirl TV series: Melissa Benoist.
Benoist is best known from her work on Glee, but as I’ve never actually watched more than five minutes of Glee, I can’t actually comment on how good or bad of a choice she is.
While DC’s movie universe has been a mess of shaky promises and… well… one mediocre film so far, the TV universe has had bright spots — most notably The CW’s Arrow and The Flash. As Supergirl, even though it’s on another network, shares its producers with those two series, I’m hopeful that this is as well cast as the leads on their other shows.
Because I’m not watching Glee episodes to find out.
Back in September, we reported on Trae’s new-found “prophet of doom” powers, as well as the news that the Supergirl series had been picked up by CBS. Now, months later, CBS has decided to spill the details about what this Supergirl series will be about.
To the surprise of maybe three people, the network that has brought you three different NCIS shows, four different CSIs, and two different Criminal Minds, is bringing you Supergirl: The Crime Procedural. At a press event in Pasadena on Monday, CBS Entertainment chairman Nina Tassler revealed that yes, Supergirl will be a crime procedural. She advised folks not to worry, though, since it’s gonna be totally different from those CBS shows and more like OTHER CBS shows!
“The beauty of it is now with shows like Good Wife and Madam Secretary, you can have serialized story elements woven into a case of the week. She’s a crime solver, so she’s going to have to solve a crime. She’s going to get a bad guy.”
Tassler did promise that the show would feature strong, independent women and that Supergirl, who has yet to be cast, will be your “everywoman.” Along with that, she also revealed that the costume design will be done by Colleen Atwood, notable for her work on both Arrow and The Flash.
In a piece of casting news that should please the five of you who watched the 90s CBS version of The Flash, the modern CW incarnation of the show has cast Mark Hamill as The Trickster, a part he previously played onscreen in that more velour incarnation of the series.
If you don’t understand that description of the 90s series, you obviously didn’t watch it. Of course, if you are in the target demographic for the new show, you weren’t alive to watch it.
Of course, I support casting Mark Hamill in as many things as possible, as he is awesome — but I sometimes think that (along with other the previous casting of Barry Allen’s dad) someone on the production team for The Flash watches old VHS copies of the 90s show every night hoping to find more homages to make.
On this episode of Nerd & Tie, we webcast to a live audience for the first time! We also talked about Supergirl coming to CBS, a Teen Titans TV show on TNT, Obi-Wan Kenobi getting his own flick, Deadpool FINALLY getting his own movie, Agent Carter showing up in Agents of SHIELD, Chris Evan’s future as Captain America, Guardians of the Galaxy appearing in Avengers 3, and a Firefly film that amazingly doesn’t suck.
Good News: The Supergirl TV show has found a Network!
The Bad News: Its literally the network we, specifically Trae, said would be the worst possible choice in our September 7th episode. (titled Definitely Not CBS)
So yeah, after being the only network without a superhero inspired TV series, CBS has finally joined the game. Having signed the deal, CBS is committed to produce at least a pilot. The show is expected to air next season, if it doesn’t, CBS will have a penalty to pay.