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New SUPERGIRL Trailer Shows that Not All Superhero Shows Need to be Moody

Posted on August 10, 2015 at 12:35 pm by David "Snackbar" Edmundson

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CBS has released a new Supergirl trailer. Melissa Benoist stars as Kara Zor-El, cousin of Superman, who is discovering her burgeoning superhero skills while maintaining her civilian identity as an assistant to media mogul Cat Grant (Calista Flockhart). This latest trailer trades hard on Superman, but that’s fine. There would be no Supergirl without Superman, and I like the overall tone the show appears to be going for. Additionally, the focus on intergalactic baddies gives Supergirl her own territory compared to Arrow and The Flash, although the shows won’t be crossing over anytime soon anyway, which makes sense. Overall, Supergirl looks like it could be a breath of fresh, sunny air in a gritty superhero landscape.

Check out the new Supergirl trailer below. The series also stars Mechad Brooks, David Harewood, and Chyler Leigh and premieres on CBS on October 26th.

Here’s the synopsis for Supergirl:

Supergirl is an action-adventure drama based on the DC Comics character Kara Zor-El, 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, 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. She works alongside her friend and IT technician Winn Schott and famous photographer James Olsen, who Grant just hired away from the Daily Planet to serve as her new art director. However, Kara’s days of keeping her talents a secret are over when Hank Henshaw, 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.

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