‘Supergirl’ may still be two month away from taking flight in a new series on CBS, but with school back in session and Christmas
crap decorations already rearing their ugly heads in stores, it’s hard to argue that fall has fallen. As such, the networks are heavily promoting their new shows which may only have a couple of episodes to capture fans’ imaginations if they hope to soar beyond that. And CBS has a lot riding on ‘Supergirl’ which not only gives the older-skewing network a jolt of youth but is a rare sci fi/fantasy series for the channel which is known for police procedurals and by-the-numbers sitcoms.
The good news is that the pilot episode of ‘Supergirl’ has gotten overall positive reactions from those who have seen it. The show is executive produced by Ali Adler, Greg Berlanti and Sarah Schechter for Warner Brothers, who all worked on ‘The Flash’ and ‘Arrow’ two existing hits based on DC Comics characters on The CW. Adler and Berlanti wrote the script for the pilot which was directed by Glen Winter.
Watch the new trailer below:
‘Supergirl’ stars Melissa Benoist, Calista Flockhart, Mehcad Brooks, Chyler Leigh, David Harewood, Jeremy Jordan, Jenna Dewan Tatum, Peter Facinelli and Laura Benanti with Dean Cain and Helen Slater as Kara’s adoptive Earth parents.
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.
The new series debuts on October 26, 2015 on CBS.