New ‘Supergirl’ Trailer Threatens ‘People of This City Will Die!’
CBS’ Supergirl will be flying into Comic-Con 2015 in a matter of hours, and the eye has spared no expense building buzz for its first formal superhero in decades. Watch Kara go all out to save the people of her city with a new action-packed promo for Supergirl!
“This girl is the answer,” ruminates Calista Flockhart’s Cat Grant of Supergirl’s arrival in the new spot. “There’s nothing people love more than a hero.” You’ll forget all about the Man of Steel by the new trailer, which dials up the action and effects even further as Kara takes down her first foe, though we’ll likely get more footage beyond the pilot this Saturday night.
A brand-new #Supergirl preview just when you need it the most. Let Kara save your day.
Posted by Supergirl on Wednesday, July 8, 2015
Premiering Monday, October 26, so reads the official CBS logline 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”).
In addition, Supergirl features Owain Yeoman as DC’s Vartox, Iron Man villain Faran Tahir as The Commander, Smash star Jeremy Jordan as Toyman, former Super-stars Dean Cain and Helen Slater in unknown roles, and Laura Benanti as Kara’s Kryptonian mother Alura. As with DC’s approach to movies and TV thus far, the new Supergirl series will establish its own independent continuity, outside of Arrow and The Flash, or the inevitable Justice League movie, as CBS boss Nina Tassler previously downplayed the possibility of any CW crossover.
We’ll hear more this weekend, but take a look at the new Supergirl trailer above, and see if you feel like heading up, up and away.