The new TV season is officially underway, but most of the superhero action is still a couple of weeks off, and more than a month away in the specific case of Supergirl. The new DC Comics inspired drama will debut at the end of October on CBS, but in the interest of striking while the iron is hot, the network has launched a new trailer with “never before seen” footage from the series. Although fans have been suspicious since the first trailer debuted earlier this year, it’s hard not to anticipate Supergirl being one of the biggest shows of the fall. So does this new footage make the case that Supergirl will fly high ratings-wise?
Action! That’s what this one-minute long sneak peak offers. Where as other trailers tried to balance Kara Danvers’ (Melissa Benoist) double life as mild-mannered personal assistant to media magnate Cat Grant (Calista Flockhart) and saving National City from all kinds of villains as the superhero Supergirl, this trailer is solely interested in the latter rather than the former. Interesting aside, this trailer also features your first look at Peter Facinelli as Maxwell Lord. Shall we take a look?
See, ACTION PACKED! Now you really want to see it, don’t you?
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”).
Supergirl premieres October 26 on CBS. Nerd Bastards will of course we covering the show with a weekly recap throughout the season once it begins.