The new CBS series ‘Supergirl’ covers many bases, not the least of which is that it brings a female metahuman center stage for the first time in recent memory.  As one would expect, the show includes the requisite amount of “action-adventure” but as the cast and creators discuss in this new featurette, the series includes elements including “workplace comedy” and “romantic comedy.”

‘Supergirl’ centers around Kara Zor-El (Melissa Benoist), one of the only survivors of the destruction of the planet Krypton.  Her cousin, Superman was just a baby when the planet exploded, but unlike him, Kara was 13 years-old and retains her memories from life on that planet including her birth parents.  On earth, Kara must juggle her amazing powers– flight, invulnerability, super strength and more– with trying to make it as a normal young woman attempting to establish her own life, including working for a demanding boss, Cat Grant (Calista Flockhart) and her floundering dating life, which includes handsome new coworker James Olsen (Mehcad Brooks) and guy pal Winn Schott (Jeremy Jordan).

A lot may be unfairly riding on ‘Supergirl”s success.  Being the first of the new breed of super hero projects to star a female hero in the lead role (‘Agent Carter’ aside, since she isn’t a super hero and her show isn’t overly built around super beings) it could make or break other upcoming projects starring female super leads.  But with the same producers– Greg Berlanti, Andrew Kreisberg and Sarah Schnechter– behind it that crafted proven hits ‘Arrow’ and ‘The Flash’, ‘Supergirl’ is at least getting off on the right red-booted foot.  Counting against it, is the fact that the show is a bit stranded on CBS, cut off from other super hero programming.

Watch the new video featurette below:

‘Supergirl’ is already getting great reviews and is poised to become one of the breakout hits of the fall season.  Will you be tuning in?

‘Supergirl’  also stars Jenna Dewan-Tatum, Chyler Leigh, David Harewood and Laura Benanti.  It premieres on October 26, 2015 on CBS.

Source: Screen Rant