Tomorrow sees the premiere of CBS’ new series, Supergirl. Fans don’t have much longer to wait for the episode and if you really can’t wait, we have 7 Supergirl clips and a behind the scenes look at the pilot episode! Have a look below:
DC Comics latest hero to hit the screen looks to be just as good as The CW’s The Flash and Arrow. We’ve already seen the pilot at an advance screening and Supergirl soars! It’s a sentiment that is being echoed by numerous other outlets that have seen the premiere episode and this is definitely a show you will not want to miss. It doesn’t matter if you are a boy or girl, everyone will fall in love with the earnestness, hopefulness, and charm of Supergirl. Melissa Benoist is the perfect choice as Kara Zor-El/Kara Danvers and looks to bring in a whole bunch of fans new and old.
Based on the seven clips released, it is easy to see what sets Supergirl apart from the latest incarnations of characters from the Superman series, in particular 2013’s Man of Steel. While Zack Snyder has set the DC Extended Universe in a quasi-real world, Supergirl is very much planted in the Donner-esque portrait that worked so well for the Christoper Reeve Superman films. As much as I loved Man of Steel, there’s a timeless quality to the Donner/Reeve Superman film that is nice to see brought back on film, and on a weekly basis no less!
Melissa Benoist leads the cast of Supergirl as the title character with a cast that also includes Mehcad Brooks as James Olsen, Laura Benanti as Alura Zor-El, Calista Flockhart as Cat Grant, Chyler Leigh as Alexandra “Alex” Danvers, Jeremy Jordan as Winslow “Winn” Schott, Jenna Dewan Tatum as Lucy Lane (sister of Lois), Iddo Goldberg as Red Tornado, David Harewood as Hank Henshaw, Peter Facinelli as Maxwell Lord, and Dean Cain and Helen Slater.
Hailing from Warner Bros. TV and Berlanti Productions (who also produce the hit DC Comics series “Arrow” and “The Flash” for The CW), Supergirl is based on the characters from DC Comics and centers on Kara Zor-El, who 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, 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, who just hired the Daily Planet’s former photographer, James Olsen, as her new art director. However, Kara’s days of keeping her talents a secret are over when Hank Henshaw, 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 pilot episode of Supergirl was written by Ali Adler (“No Ordinary Family”) and Greg Berlanti (“Arrow,” “The Flash”). They will also executive produce along with Sarah Schechter and Warner Bros. TV.
Supergirl premiers tomorrow night, Monday, October 26th at 8:30 pm ET on CBS. Check your local listings.