"Supergirl" to Adapt Classic Superman Story by Alan Moore & Dave Gibbons

Mon, January 11th, 2016 at 3:56pm PST | Updated: January 11th, 2016 at 4:54pm

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"Superman Annual" #11 by Dave Gibbons.

"Supergirl" is set to take on a classic DC Comics story, one originally starring the character's iconic cousin. IGN reports that "Supergirl" executive producer Andrew Kreisberg revealed Monday during the Television Critics Association Winter Press Tour that the show will adapt Alan Moore and Dave Gibbons' classic Superman story "For the Man Who Has Everything," which originally appeared as 1985's "Superman Annual" #11.

Titled "For the Girl Who Has Everything," the episode will be No. 13 of the show's currently unfolding freshman season. Like the comic story -- which Kreisberg called one of his favorites, according to IGN -- the episode will see Supergirl dreaming of being back home on Krypton.

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"When she is granted this it's a wonderful life moment... there's actually a reason for her to want it to be true, because it's much more palatable and easy for her to be there," Kreisberg said.

Additionally, IGN reports that episode 14 of the series will not only be the installment directed by "Punisher: War Zone" director Lexi Alexander, it'll also be the first to feature Jeff Branson as Master Jailer, a casting announced earlier today. Episode 15 will see the introduction of former "Smallville" Supergirl Laura Vandervoort as Indigo, another casting revealed today.

"For the Man Who Has Everything" was previously adapted as a 2004 episode of the "Justice League Unlimited" animated series.

"Supergirl" airs 8 p.m. Mondays on CBS.

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