The CW currently has both Arrow and The Flash on-going on its channel. However, this year, the CW's sister network, CBS, will also be getting into the DC TV universe game - with Supergirl. Well, it has received a first-look trailer, as well as lengthy synopsis and some premiere details.
Whiplash and Glee actress Melissa Benoist will play Kara, Superman's long-lost cousin in the upcoming series. As the show's mythology goes, Kara at age 12 was sent from her dying home planet of Krypton to Earth, where she was taken in by the Danvers - a foster family who teach her to be careful with her extraordinary powers. However, after having kept them in for about a decade, she is forced to pull out her powers in public, during an unexpected disaster and, from there, decides to embrace her abilities.
Tonight, a first trailer - for Supergirl - has been debuted and it's 6 minutes of awesomeness. I love it. No pun intended here but it's one super reveal. I'm a big fan of Benoist's. I think she's a tremendous actress and was especially fabulous in Whiplash, despite how small her role was. Ever since she was cast to play Kara, I have been excited for this. Being the TV and comic-book aficionado that I am, I have been excited for this. Following this glorious first-look trailer, I am excited for this. It's safe to say that I can't wait for Supergirl. It looks big, beautiful, action-packed and, from what we can see, Melissa is perfectly cast in the role. I love her sunny, awkward, adorable side. It's something we don't get to see too much with all these superhero shows trying to be too dark. It looks like a lot of fun.
Here's the show's official synopsis:
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. Greg Berlanti (“The Flash,” “Arrow”), Ali Adler, Sarah Schecter and Andrew Kreisberg are executive producers for Berlanti Productions in association with Warner Bros. Television. The pilot was directed by Glen Winter (“Arrow”).
Earlier today, it was also announced that Supergirl would be airing opposite another DC show - Fox's Gotham - on the Monday 8:00pm slot. However, the series won't premiere until November so there's still some to wait. Sign me up for this one though.
Is it a bird? Is it a plane? No, it’s #Supergirl coming to #CBS Mondays 8/7c this fall! pic.twitter.com/UwjxiMjbWO— Supergirl (@supergirlcbs) May 13, 2015
Check out the trailer below:
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