The upcoming series Supergirl on CBS looks more and more promising with every new sneak peek. The series looks to reclaim the earnestness, hopefulness, and brightness of the Superman mythology and this October we will see if the ideas of “truth, justice, and the American way” are really just an antiquated concept. But, until it premieres in October, we do have several teases of the tone the series has. As a Superman fan, I’m very excited to watch this series and it’s hard not to fall in love with Kara Zor El/Danvers – Melissa Benoist. The 26 year old seems to be perfectly suited for the role and will undoubtedly define Supergirl in the same way Grant Gustin made The Flash such a hit with audiences last year.
The first day of production began yesterday and CBS has your first look at their new series. Check out the video below.
Stay tuned for more information.
Premiering Monday, October 26, so reads the official CBS logline for Supergirl:
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”).