Now that summer is officially over, fans are getting ready to dig in to the new TV season. CBS' Supergirl has one of the later debuts of the fall, arriving in late October, but it is still one of the most highly-anticipated shows coming our way. Today, CBS has released a new three-minute preview for Supergirl, where Melissa Benoist reveals her title character just wants to do more for her adopted planet. We also hear from co-stars Calista Flockhart (Cat Grant) and Jeremy Jordan (Winn Schott), who talk about how complex a character Kara Zor-El really is.
Executive producer Andrew Kreisberg also discusses how Supergirl's story is so much more different than Superman's tale, since he came to Earth when he was just a baby, and Kara Zor-El was 13 years old when she arrived from Krypton. We also hear from series co-creators and executive producers Greg Berlanti and Ali Adler, who explain how this show fits into several different genres, such as romantic comedy, workplace comedy and action-adventure. Unfortunately, all of the footage shown in this preview has already been released, but hopefully we'll get some new scenes in the near future.
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.
Supergirl debuts on Monday, October 26 at 8:30 PM ET, before moving to its regular timeslot on Mondays at 8 PM ET on November 2. The series will actually square off against another DC Comics adaptation, Fox's Gotham, which also airs Monday nights at 8 PM, although its second season will debut more than a month earlier, on Monday, September 21. While we wait for more details on Supergirl, check out this three-minute preview, and chime in with your thoughts.