CBS just revealed that it’s betting big on the Supergirl TV series, scheduling it to air on Monday night at 8pm against Fox’s Gotham, and now the network is busy teasing what’s to come. Two new Supergirl pictures just went live and they give us our first look at Mehcad Brooks as James Olsen and Calista Flockhart as Cat Grant.
The series stars Melissa Benoist as Kara Zor-El, Superman’s cousin who works as an assistant to media mogul Cat Grant and is responsible for hiring James Olsen as the new art director. You can check out the images of Benoist, Brooks and Flockhart below. The show also stars Chyler Leigh and Jeremy Jordan, and will feature appearances by Helen Slater and Dean Cain.
Here’s the official description of Supergirl:
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. Greg Berlanti (“The Flash,” “Arrow”), Ali Adler, Sarah Schecter and Andrew Kreisberg are executive producers for Berlanti Productions in association with Warner Bros. Television. The pilot was directed by Glen Winter (“Arrow”).