SUPERGIRL Names New Showrunners for Season 3

As it enters its third season, Supergirl is shaking things up.

According to Deadline, the CW has selected Jessica Queller and Robert Rovner to helm the show following the departure of Ali Adler, who has signed an overall deal with CBS.

The new executive team has been with the show since the midpoint of the first season, and will join the show’s co-creator Andrew Kreisberg, who will be remaining with the production.

Queller is a longtime CW veteran, having worked on Felicity, Gilmore Girls, and Gossip Girl.

The duo will oversee the series next season, as Supergirl cements its place as a part of the CW’s “Arrowverse”, though the future of the flagship Arrow program remains in questions as the show starts production on its fifth season. Supergirl has been a strong performer for the CW since it’s arrival this fall. The show originally aired on CBS, but the network passed on renewing the series after the first season, citing ratings which failed to place it on par with other programs on the powerhouse network.

The show still is not fully integrated with the rest of the CW lineup, existing in its own corner of DC’s multiverse, but the rules under which the CW operates that multiverse have allowed Supergirl’s cast to interact with the stars of the other DC shows on the network. The four-part crossover between Supergirl, Flash, Arrow, and Legends of Tomorrow, which aired this season, was among the highest rated programming ever to air on the CW. Rovner and Queller are essentially being handed the keys to one of the network’s sports cars, having proven over the last two years that they can handle it more than adequately.



Josh Epstein

Josh Epstein is the Publisher for the Capeless Crusader website. He’s a lifelong comic nerd, and “Superman” is the first word he ever read aloud. He is also an actor, singer, and resident of a real-world Smallville.

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