First season of the hit CBS (now CW) series will arrive on Netflix in a few short weeks
If you missed the first season of Supergirl or are just jonesing for a re-watch, you’re in luck. The full first season of the Melissa Benoist-starring series will arrive on Netflix in the U.S. on Saturday, September 10.
Supergirl premiered last October on CBS and ran for a full 20-episode first season. Although the ratings were solid, they were on the low side for CBS (which is the #1 ranked network in the U.S.), and the high cost of production gave executives pause. For its second season, the show will move to sibling network The CW, where it will air alongside other DC television properties The Flash, Arrow, and DC’s Legends of Tomorrow. In addition, production was moved from Los Angeles to Vancouver in order to lower costs.
The show was developed by The Flash and Arrow creators Greg Berlanti and Andrew Kreisberg, along with producer Ali Adler. Nonetheless, Supergirl takes place in a separate universe from the other shows, despite a well-publicized crossover episode with Grant Gustin’s Flash earlier this spring. When the show moves to The CW this fall, producers will be taking advantage of even more crossover potential, with a four-show event taking place in December and a two-part musical crossover with The Flash next spring.
And though Supergirl is hitting Netflix on September 10, there’s still no word on the latest seasons of Arrow and The Flash and the first season of Legends of Tomorrow. Early last month, Netflix and The CW announced a new deal going forward that will see the newest seasons of all CW shows arrive on Netflix only eight days after they end — the shortest window of any network/streaming partner so far. However, the deal won’t begin until the end of the 2016-17 season.
Supergirl Season 2 will arrive on The CW starting on Monday, October 10 at 8/7c.