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Ali Adler New Role: Executive Consultant

Congratulations are in order for Co-Creator and ex-Executive Producer Ali Adler! In an article from Deadline.com, the producer has officially inked a deal with one of CW's parent companies CBS. CBS TV Studios will actually be her official new employer and she'll head up new show development for the studio. The article also states:

[Adler] also will consult on the studio’s new CW drama series Dynasty, a reboot of the hit primetime soap. While she is leaving Supergirl full-time, Adler will remain involved in the show as executive consultant.

We know that Ali was a huge part of Supergirl and while we know her day to day absence will be missed we are thrilled to hear she'll still be consulting on the show. It just wouldn't be the same without her.

With Adler's departure, however, there is room for new Producers to fill the gap. Some familiar faces actually are up for the task, You'll recognize them from the "Inside look" videos from the second half of the season! Welcome, Jessica Queller and Rober Rovner to the Show Runner group alongside Co-Creator Andrew Kreisberg! For more information check out this Deadline.com article!

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Comments

#25 RE: Ali Adler New Role: Executive ConsultantKelly 2017-06-22 12:49
Quote:

I also hope for a reformed plot. One reform is to end the Guardian but most importantly show Supergirl in more down to earth situations. Ordinary people need her too, not just the DEO. I hope Ali Adler and other will note that the alien only approach wasn't a big ratings winner. Supergirl had its peak rating in the November crossover and since then declined from 1.0 to .5 until the small uptick in the season finale. maybe some diversity in the plots would help the ratings.
I don't know that we can objectively say that it was the writing, their choice of story lines etc. Especially since there were many that enjoyed the last half of the season quite a bit, moreso than even the 1st Season. Every show declined on the CW, and except for maybe a few shows all series fall in the Spring because of DST. Longer days have always shown a drop in the ratings across the board.
#24 RE: Ali Adler New Role: Executive ConsultantBrandtm2 2017-06-20 18:42
Quoting T.A:
Quoting Jordan860:
Quoting DraftingDrafter:
My only hope is that the show lives up to her initial vision and creation and doesn't end up overrun by cliched romances and political propaganda.

I wish Ali all the best with her future projects. She will be sorely missed by us fans.



This is the CW, they thrive off of cliche romance, so I'm not sure the producers have much of a choice in that department. It's a network thing.


I know right. I am still hoping for a reformed plot line this season considering the critical backlash that they received. I am also excited for the new villain and certainly pray that Ali still keeps tugging on the leash.

I also hope for a reformed plot. One reform is to end the Guardian but most importantly show Supergirl in more down to earth situations. Ordinary people need her too, not just the DEO. I hope Ali Adler and other will note that the alien only approach wasn't a big ratings winner. Supergirl had its peak rating in the November crossover and since then declined from 1.0 to .5 until the small uptick in the season finale. maybe some diversity in the plots would help the ratings.
#23 RE: Ali Adler New Role: Executive ConsultantJordan860 2017-06-19 17:48
@sheriek: I know Ali, Greg and Kreisberg were the show runners, but they were also the exec producers. Maybe exec producer = showrunner but 'normal' producer doesn't.
#22 RE: Ali Adler New Role: Executive Consultantsheriek 2017-06-19 16:48
Quoting Jordan860:
Quoting T.A:
Quoting sheriek:
I do like Kara's personality in this version of Supergirl and I also like that she is susceptible to some injuries. I believe in season 2 she has been a little dumbed down to make other characters story arcs more important. To me the only person that had a arc at all was Mon-el so I hope the writing gets better. Also, I hope they stay cannon with some things because then I know Mon-El and Kara will not stay together. Although I did like some of Season 2 I hope it gets back on track in season 3. With Ali leaving and these 2 promoted to show runners maybe the show will even out. I know they were writing last season but as show runners they can change things easier. I think the writers and show runners do look at what's going on in the fandom and do hear all sections of the fandom.


Yeah definitely because according to my understanding production/producers don't get that much of a say however showrunners write and get a say over the entirety of the execution.


I thought the producers and showrunners were the same people! Is that not the case?


From what I understand the producers kind of deal with and make the show what the showrunners envision. Don't know if they can be the same people or not. From the articles I read it seems that the 2 were promoted to showrunners and were some kind of writers/producers before.
#21 RE: Ali Adler New Role: Executive ConsultantJordan860 2017-06-19 10:43
Quoting T.A:
Quoting sheriek:
I do like Kara's personality in this version of Supergirl and I also like that she is susceptible to some injuries. I believe in season 2 she has been a little dumbed down to make other characters story arcs more important. To me the only person that had a arc at all was Mon-el so I hope the writing gets better. Also, I hope they stay cannon with some things because then I know Mon-El and Kara will not stay together. Although I did like some of Season 2 I hope it gets back on track in season 3. With Ali leaving and these 2 promoted to show runners maybe the show will even out. I know they were writing last season but as show runners they can change things easier. I think the writers and show runners do look at what's going on in the fandom and do hear all sections of the fandom.


Yeah definitely because according to my understanding production/producers don't get that much of a say however showrunners write and get a say over the entirety of the execution.


I thought the producers and showrunners were the same people! Is that not the case?
#20 RE: Ali Adler New Role: Executive ConsultantT.A 2017-06-19 00:01
Quoting sheriek:
I do like Kara's personality in this version of Supergirl and I also like that she is susceptible to some injuries. I believe in season 2 she has been a little dumbed down to make other characters story arcs more important. To me the only person that had a arc at all was Mon-el so I hope the writing gets better. Also, I hope they stay cannon with some things because then I know Mon-El and Kara will not stay together. Although I did like some of Season 2 I hope it gets back on track in season 3. With Ali leaving and these 2 promoted to show runners maybe the show will even out. I know they were writing last season but as show runners they can change things easier. I think the writers and show runners do look at what's going on in the fandom and do hear all sections of the fandom.


Yeah definitely because according to my understanding production/producers don't get that much of a say however showrunners write and get a say over the entirety of the execution.
#19 RE: Ali Adler New Role: Executive Consultantsheriek 2017-06-18 19:31
I do like Kara's personality in this version of Supergirl and I also like that she is susceptible to some injuries. I believe in season 2 she has been a little dumbed down to make other characters story arcs more important. To me the only person that had a arc at all was Mon-el so I hope the writing gets better. Also, I hope they stay cannon with some things because then I know Mon-El and Kara will not stay together. Although I did like some of Season 2 I hope it gets back on track in season 3. With Ali leaving and these 2 promoted to show runners maybe the show will even out. I know they were writing last season but as show runners they can change things easier. I think the writers and show runners do look at what's going on in the fandom and do hear all sections of the fandom.
#18 RE: Ali Adler New Role: Executive ConsultantStewart Tick 2017-06-18 17:22
As far as her personality is concerned, this version of Supergirl is basically the Silver Age Kara - which is exactly what I was hoping for. But yes, they have brought in villains and ideas (like the solar flare) from the New 52 era, also. You might also say that they have melded the Silver Age with the Golden Age to some extent. The "power level" of the TV version of Supergirl is somewhere in between the Silver Age Kara and the Golden Age Superman. (It took me a while to catch on to that in the first season, and I was wondering why this TV version of Supergirl was falling victim to attacks that she would have just shrugged off in the Silver Age comics.)
#17 RE: Ali Adler New Role: Executive ConsultantKelly 2017-06-18 16:55
Count me as one that hopes that the writing is clearer in its end game, and Kara as the focus is something that is #1 in the minds of the writers above all other things that seem to be trying to pull their attention away from that, I'm glad to see that that doesn't seem to be the case. My hope is that the earlier renewal has allowed them to plan much better, and they are not at the mercy of people's schedules. I also hope they they continue to keep canon something that although does not have to drive a story, will be respected and that the long time comic book fans and their love for this character will be respected as well. They have done a fantastic job of melding the silver age with the New 52 etc....I hope that they continue to do that. I also hope that they do not allow specific groups to deter them from what is most important and that is telling Kara's story and continuing to bring the character many of us have followed for decades out of the pages of the comics and onto the small screen. If they stick to that, I'm sure I will be very happy with Season 3 and many others will as well. Also, they have a HUGE COMIC VILLAIN to work with this season. I hope that they do her justice, and allow her to be a foe that Supergirl does not immediately defeat in the slightest. This foe should be one that Kara has never seen the likes of before. I'm hoping that "Reigh" will be for Supergirl what "Darkseid" is for Superman....since it is doubtful we will ever see him on Supergirl.
#16 RE: Ali Adler New Role: Executive Consultantlittlestar64 2017-06-17 12:26
Quoting DraftingDrafter:
Quoting T.A:
Quoting Jordan860:
Quoting DraftingDrafter:
My only hope is that the show lives up to her initial vision and creation and doesn't end up overrun by cliched romances and political propaganda.

I wish Ali all the best with her future projects. She will be sorely missed by us fans.



This is the CW, they thrive off of cliche romance, so I'm not sure the producers have much of a choice in that department. It's a network thing.


I know right. I am still hoping for a reformed plot line this season considering the critical backlash that they received. I am also excited for the new villain and certainly pray that Ali still keeps tugging on the leash.


Jordan: Oh yeah I know, cliched romances are their bread and butter. Them scrapping it is just wishful thinking on my part.

T.A.: I'm right there with you. I'm hoping that the less than stellar reviews they garnered help to steer them in a better direction for s3. And here's to hoping Ali keeps a tight grip on that leash ;-)


And all the people said "Amen!"


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