Those going to Comic-Con 2015 this year will be able to see the Supergirl pilot on Preview Night, July 8. Those not in San Diego next month have to settle for a new trailer for Supergirl instead, which offers details about Kara Zor-El (Melissa Benoist) and her brief time on Krypton. As it turns out, Kara was initially sent to Earth to protect her baby cousin Kal-El. But her pod was knocked into the Phantom Zone, where time doesn't pass, and she slept for 24 years. If you look really, really closely, you can also catch a brief glimpse of Dean Cain and Helen Slater as Fred and Sylvia Danvers', Kara's foster parents.
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. Check out the new trailer below, before supergirl airs its series premiere on October 26 at 8:30 PM ET.