London: CBS president Nina Tassler has described the upcoming 'Supergirl' series as a "passion" project for the network.
'Supergirl' is being developed for CBS by Greg Berlanti, who also currently produces 'Arrow' and 'The Flash' for The CW, reported Digital Spy.
Tassler said that she has been tremendously impressed by the writing on 'Supergirl'.
"We heard the pitch and realised she embodied so many of the qualities and characteristics of the classic female heroines on the network," the network executive explained.
"It's a story and coming-of-age opportunity for us. We fell in love with the pitch."
Tassler went on to discuss how 'Supergirl' will fit in with CBS's procedural dramas like 'Scorpion', 'CSI' and 'Blue Bloods'.
'Supergirl' will also feature DC Comics characters Jimmy Olsen, Cat Grant and Toyman, with hints that a crossover with 'Arrow' and 'The Flash' could be possible.