Warner Bros. Television has released the first two images from CBS's new pilot Supergirl, based on the characters from DC Comics. Supergirl stars Melissa Benoist as Kara Danvers/Kara Zor-El and Supergirl. The costume for Supergirl was designed by three-time Oscar winner Colleen Atwood, who also designed the costumes for The Flash & Arrow and whose motion picture credits include Academy Awards for her work on Alice in Wonderland, Memoirs of a Geisha and Chicago, as well as eight additional Oscar nominations for films such as Into the Woods, Snow White and the Huntsman, Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street and Sleepy Hollow, among others. Here's what Colleen Atwood had to say about the Supergirl costume in a statement.
"In designing Supergirl, I wanted to embrace the past, but more importantly, thrust her into the street-style action hero of today."
Production begins on the Supergirl pilot this week. Born on the planet Krypton, Kara Zor-El escaped amid its destruction years ago. Since arriving on Earth, she's been hiding the powers she shares with her famous cousin. But now at age 24, she decides to embrace her superhuman abilities and become the hero she was destined to be.
The Supergirl pilot is from executive producers/writers Greg Berlanti, Ali Adler and Andrew Kreisberg. Sarah Schechter is also executive producing, with Glen Winter directing. Based on the characters from DC Comics, Supergirl is produced by Berlanti Productions in association with Warner Bros. Television. Take a look at the first photos of Melissa Benoist as Supergirl below.