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Watch: First Trailer for New Supergirl TV Show to Air on CBS This Fall

Mondays at 8 PM, Starting in November

May 13, 2015 DC Universe Bookmark and Share

It was announced a while ago that CBS was developing a new live action series based on DC Comics’ Supergirl. Now CBS has announced that the show will premiere this November and will air at 8 PM on Mondays (putting it in direct competition with another DC Comics show, Gotham, on FOX). They have also released a very extensive near-7-minute long trailer for the show.

Melissa Benoist (who played Miles Teller’s girlfriend in Whiplash) plays the title character, also known as Kara Zor-El. Kara is Superman’s cousin, who also escaped Krypton as it exploded, but as a young girl as opposed to Superman, who was a baby. Because Kara gets trapped in a wormhole, she arrives on Earth after Superman and is thus younger than him. The cast also includes Mehcad Brooks (Necessary Roughness) as James “Jimmy” Olsen, Calista Flockhart (Ally McBeal) as Cat Grant, David Harewood (Homeland) as Hank Henshaw, Chyler Leigh (Grey’s Anatomy) as Kara’s foster sister Alex, and Jeremy Jordan (Smash) as Winslow Schott.

Helen Slater, who played Supergirl in the 1984 Supergirl film, and Dean Cain, who played Superman/Clark Kent in the 1990s show Lois and Clark: The New Adventures of Superman, will also be on the show in unspecified roles (but are rumored to be playing Kara’s adoptive Earth parents).

Supergirl is executive produced by Greg Berlanti, Ali Adler, and Sarah Schechter. Berlanti is the main creative force behind The CW’s DC Comics adaptations Arrow and The Flash and this show is rumored to take place in the same universe, with the possibility for crossover episodes. This show is not set in the same fictional universe as DC’s big screen movies (Man of Steel, etc.).

Beware that the trailer is quite extensive and seems to show a lot of the important scenes from the pilot.


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