Yesterday brought the /supergirl-tv-show-trailer/extended 6 minute trailer for Supergirl, which introduced a worthy contender to the DC TV landscape. Today, we get a more traditional 2 minute theatrical style trailer that perfectly sets up the show's storyline while giving us some really cool new footage. The pilot episode looks like an action packed movie adventure itself, with Kara Zor-El attempting to live up to the Superman legend.
This latest footage offers a nod to Clark Kent himself, the Man of Steel, who just happens to be Kara's cousin from the planet Krypton. We get to see her save a plane, reveal her costume, and, best of all, take on an axe-wielding maniacal truck driver! We also get to see a little bit more of her home life, and learn why, exactly she is committed to showing off that S on her chest!
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. Take a look at this six-minute trailer below, and stay tuned for more on Supergirl, airing Monday nights at 8 PM ET this fall on CBS. Take a look at the latest sneak peek, along with a new behind-the-scenes video that shows off how this all came together!