Sky Takes 'Supergirl' for U.K.
"We’ve already seen in the success of The Flash and Arrow that comic-book characters are a big hit with our customers," says Adam MacDonald, director of flagship network Sky 1.
Pan-European pay TV giant Sky said on Wednesday that its U.K. flagship network Sky 1 has acquired superhero drama Supergirl.
The company touted the drama as "an epic action adventure for the whole family" and said it will be "adding to a lineup of action-packed family entertainment that's already a big hit with Sky 1 customers."
From Berlanti Productions (The Flash, Arrow) in association with Warner Bros. Television, Supergirl will make its U.K. debut on Oct. 29 in the 8 p.m. slot.
"We’ve already seen in the success of The Flash and Arrow that comic-book characters are a big hit with our customers, and with this fresh, fast-paced new series, we’re giving them another sure-fire superhero smash," said Adam MacDonald, director of Sky 1.
The show focuses on young Kara Zor-El, portrayed by Melissa Benoist (Whiplash, Glee). Born on the doomed planet of Krypton, she escaped at the same time as her cousin, who would later become known as Superman.
In the U.S., Supergirl premieres on CBS on Monday, Oct. 26 at 8:30 p.m. before moving to its regular time slot at 8 p.m.