CBS announced last week that they would be making their first venture into the superhero game with Supergirl this Fall. Today can see for ourselves what that show is going to look and feel like in this incredibly long trailer, which is more like a full episode recap.
After a pretty cringe worthy start, which felt closer to the Black Widow SNL skit from the other week than what we would hope to actually see in a real tv show, the show seemed to find its legs. If the tone seemed reminicent of CW’s DC shows, Arrow and especially The Flash, that is because it is being put together by the same folks behind the scenes.
Supergirl will air Mondays at 8pm beginning fall, the same day and time as Gotham on FOX.
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”).
Originally posted: Watch Over 6 Minutes Of CBS’ Supergirl In This Extended Trailer