“Earth doesn’t have just one hero anymore,” because Supergirl is here to save the day!
It was unfortunate that CBS‘s upcoming superhero TV series “Supergirl” leaked 6 months ahead of the premiere, but it did gain rave reviews, with most viewers praising it as “one of the best pilot episodes ever”. But if you are a loyal fan who refused to watch the series until its official premiere, here’s something to tide you over.
CBS has released a new trailer for “Supergirl”, and it gave us a deeper understanding of Kara Danvers/Kara Zor-El/Supergirl’s role on the Earth.
The latest trailer revealed that Kara Zor-El was originally tasked to protect her cousin, who eventually became Superman, when they were forced to flee their doomed planet. However, a shock wave knocked her pod off course into the Phantom Zone, an area in space where time stood stills. Stuck in the zone for 24 years without aging, Kara finally escaped (though it wasn’t revealed how) and continued her phenomenal existence on Earth.
The series synopsis is as follows:
In the vast DC Comics Universe of superheroes, the rich mythology of Superman, the planet Krypton and the House of El is perhaps the most famous and instantly recognizable. Enter Supergirl. Born Kara Zor-El on the doomed planet Krypton, the preteen Kara escaped at the same time as the infant Kal-El, but didn’t arrive on Earth until many years later after being lost in the Phantom Zone. Protected and raised by her adopted family, the Danvers, Kara grew up in the shadow of her foster sister, Alex, and learned to hide the phenomenal powers she shares with her famous cousin. Years later, at age 24, living in National City and working as an assistant for Catco Worldwide Media mogul Cat Grant, Kara has spent so many years trying to fit in that she forgot to ever stand out. All that changes when she decides to embrace her superhuman abilities and become the hero she was always destined to be.
Take a look at the trailer here:
Many questions are still lingering around our minds, like when did Kara Denvers land on Earth? How did she get adopted by her foster parents? Guess we’ll just have to wait for the series’ premiere to find out!
Melissa Benoist is taking up the role of Kara Danvers/Kara Zor-El/Supergirl while Calista Flockhart is joining the cast as Cat Grant. Additional cast includes Mehcad Brooks as James Olsen (who is also Kara’s love interest), David Harewood as Hank Henshaw, Chyler Leigh as Alex Danvers, and Laura Benanti as Alura Zor-El, Kara’s birth mother.
The series will premiere on 26th October 2015 on CBS.