|UPDATED: First official trailer released!|
It'll be Supergirl versus Bruce Wayne on Monday nights starting in November. CBS revealed its fall schedule and they've placed their first superhero show since the '90s, Supergirl, against another DC Comics-based show on Fox, Gotham. They'll share the 8 p.m. time slot but will they divide the fanbase?
Melissa Benoist stars as Kara Zor-El, who lands to earth as a child leaving the destruction of her planet Krypton behind, and grows up keeping her powers in check but realizes at age 24 to embrace them and help people. The cast includes Mehcad Brooks as James Olsen, Laura Benanti as Alura Zor-El, Calista Flockhart as Cat Grant, Chyler Leigh as Alexandra “Alex” Danvers, Jeremy Jordan as Winslow “Winn” Schott, David Harewood as Hank Henshaw and Dean Cain and Helen Slater as the Danvers.
It'll be interesting to see how this move affects Gotham, whose had solid ratings in its rookie season despite middling reviews. Supergirl is a potential juggernaut since it comes from Berlanti Productions who've made Arrow and The Flash hits for the CW. With that type of pedigree, a powerful female lead and the audience reach of the #1 broadcast network, Supergirl could deal the Fox Batman-prequel a serious blow.
Check out the synopsis and two newly released images.
UPDATED: First official trailer released!
It's not a bird. It's not a plane. It's not a man. It's Supergirl. In the new drama from the world of DC Comics, Superman's cousin, Kara Zor-El, embraces her superhuman abilities and becomes the hero she was always meant to be. This Fall on CBS.
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”).