Ali Adler has been very busy lately. The co-creator, executive producer and co-showrunner for the CW’s Supergirl series has just signed an overall deal with CBS TV Studios. As part of the deal, Adler will develop new projects and consult on the studio’s new CW series Dynasty. Deadline is reporting that she will be leaving Supergirl full-time, she will continue as an executive producer.
Adler spent the first two season on Supergirl working with Greg Berlanti and co-showrunner Andrew Kreisberg as the series found it’s footing and made the move from CBS to the CW. She also found time to write and publish a book called How to F*ck a Women. Prior to that she co-created the comedy series The New Normal with Ryan Murphy for NBC and worked on Glee, Chuck and Family Guy.
The synopsis for her book on Amazon starts with this passage: Brazen, uproarious, slyly prescriptive, and always entertaining, Ali Adler is a sex and relationship guru who knows what women want. As a lesbian, she has both the equipment and the experience to give straight men (and the women who love them) advice about how to get more sex and do it well.
In her day job as a comedy writer and TV producer, Ali is sometimes the only woman in a room full of fellow potty-mouthed comedy writers; in these bastions of bad sex jokes she became legendary for offering frank reality checks, and for translating female sexuality into words a man could understand.
One of the things that stood out in the second season of Supergirl was the relationship between Alex Danvers and Maggie Sawyer. It was applauded by the LGBTQ community. You have to wonder how much of the success of that relationship came from Adler’s role as co-showrunner and what will happen with that relationship, even with it being diminished due to Floriana Lima being demoted from series regular to recurring character.