New ‘Supergirl’ Trailer Teases Heavier Action, Kara’s ‘Phantom’ Origins
CBS’ Supergirl got off to a rocky start after the mixed reaction of its initial trailer, followed swiftly by the pilot leak, and while it’s hard to say what we’ll see at Comic-Con 2015, the latest trailer puts Supergirl’s strength on full display. Take a look at the action-heaviest Supergirl spot yet, along with a deeper look into Kara’s Kryptonian origins.
A new international trailer not only dials up the action to see Kara (Melissa Benoist) and her first opponent whipping one another through buildings, but also gives us a sense of how and why Supergirl arrived on Earth so much later than her famous cousin. No doubt such a major DC staple as The Phantom Zone will contribute more enemies for Kara, and by the looks of it, she’ll barely survive her first.
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 from Comic-Con 2015, but take a look at the new Supergirl trailer above, and see if you feel like heading up, up and away.