‘Supergirl’ swoops into prime time this fall, airing on Monday nights on CBS. Though not technically part of the same continuity as ‘The Flash’ and ‘Arrow’, this show is produced by many of the same masterminds behind The CW’s pair of super hero hits, so hopefully some of that same magic will carry over to this new show and network.
‘Supergirl’ stars Melissa Benoist as Kara Zor-El, the cousin of Superman (who makes a cameo) who is just now embracing her otherworldly powers and using them to help others. She becomes the first line of defense against extraterrestrial invaders. Will her still developing powers be enough to accomplish her mission? Or will her lack of experience cost her dearly?
To complicate matters, despite her amazing abilities, she must still scramble to make her private life meaningful, as she toils as a lackey for Calista Flockhart‘s media mogul character Cat Grant and juggles potential romance.
For the best taste of what to expect, check out this six+ minute preview of the series:
Some of the footage is reused in this shorter TV trailer, but new fight sequence shots spice things up:
And for even more insight, watch this behind-the-scenes video which features new footage and interviews with the creators of the show. (No cast, however.)
SUPERGIRL is an action-adventure drama based on the DC Comics character Kara Zor-El (Melissa Benoist), Superman’s (Kal-El) cousin who, after 12 years of keeping her powers a secret on Earth, decides to finally embrace her superhuman abilities and be the hero she was always meant to be. Twelve-year-old Kara escaped the doomed planet Krypton with her parents’ help at the same time as the infant Kal-El. Protected and raised on Earth by her foster family, the Danvers, Kara grew up in the shadow of her foster sister, Alex (Chyler Leigh), and learned to conceal the phenomenal powers she shares with her famous cousin in order to keep her identity a secret.
Years later at 24, Kara lives in National City assisting media mogul and fierce taskmaster Cat Grant (Golden Globe Award winner Calista Flockhart), who just hired the Daily Planet’s former photographer, James Olsen (Mehcad Brooks), as her new art director. However, Kara’s days of keeping her talents a secret are over when Hank Henshaw (David Harewood), head of a super-secret agency where her sister also works, enlists her to help them protect the citizens of National City from sinister threats. Though Kara will need to find a way to manage her newfound empowerment with her very human relationships, her heart soars as she takes to the skies as Supergirl to fight crime.
‘Supergirl’ airs this fall on CBS on Monday nights at 8pm eastern.