Today in good news (oh god, it’s lovely to write that) Arrow and The Flash’s Greg Berlanti had something to say about the Supergirl pilot he’s working on with Ali Adler. I want to high five this man. In a recent interview with Variety (via io9), Berlanti talked about having a female-fronted superhero show.
“We’re well past due for those kind of characters in film and TV. I’ve gotten a number of messages from friends and former coworkers who write me about their daughters wearing superhero outfits instead of princess outfits and how they’re grateful that people are working on it. I definitely think there’s a need.
“I think people are more interested in quality than they are necessarily just going to watch something because it’s about a man or a woman… There are just as many women who love the action of [Arrow] as there are men who love the romance. I think it’s [about] recognizing that audiences are sophisticated and varied.”
Mr. Berlanti, you rock, sir.