A new Supergirl trailer has just landed online, and it’s basically an abbreviated version of the one that went online last month. It quickly sums up Kara’s story—she came to Earth after Superman because she was knocked off course by Krypton’s explosion, has finally arrived to our planet, and will be a new superhero to battle supernatural threats. Simple premise, and it looks like it will be without the angst of Smallville or Arrow.
I’m curious enough to give this show a chance, especially since Arrow and The Flash show that TV, or at least TV from Greg Berlanti and Andrew Kreisberg, who also created this new Supergirl. However, it will be interesting to see if the show will find an audience on CBS as opposed to The CW, which does a good job of building long-term genre brands (Supernatural will never end).
Trailer via Global.
Here’s the official synopsis for 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”).