Supergirl trailer offers new look at the CBS series
CBS held their press briefings at the Television Critics Association this morning and with it came a brand-new “Supergirl” trailer, which you can check out in the player below.
Some interesting bits of news about the series were also revealed at the panel for the show, including that teases for hero Red Tornado, Lois and Lucy Lane’s father General Lane, and Kryptonian villain Non would be popping up in the first episodes for the series. Executive producer and DC CCO Geoff Johns also briefly spoke about Superman’s role in the series, saying “he will be a factor in her life, but you won’t see him exactly on-screen.” Finally, the kibosh was finally put on the potential for a crossover between “Supergirl,” “Arrow,” and “The Flash.”
Melissa Benoist leads the series as the title character with a cast that also includes Mehcad Brooks as James Olsen, Laura Benanti as Alura Zor-El, Calista Flockhart as Cat Grant, Chyler Leigh as Alexandra “Alex” Danvers, Jeremy Jordan as Winslow “Winn” Schott, Jenna Dewan Tatum as Lucy Lane (sister of Lois), David Harewood as Hank Henshaw, Peter Facinelli as Maxwell Lord, and, in mystery roles, Dean Cain and Helen Slater.
Hailing from Warner Bros. TV and Berlanti Productions (who also produce the hit DC Comics series “Arrow” and “The Flash” for The CW), “Supergirl” is based on the characters from DC Comics and centers on Kara Zor-El, who comes to Earth after escaping the destruction of Krypton. After many years hiding her abilities, she joins the ranks of her cousin Superman to become the hero she was meant to be.
The pilot episode of “Supergirl” was written by Ali Adler (“No Ordinary Family”) and Greg Berlanti (“Arrow,” “The Flash”). They will also executive produce along with Sarah Schechter and Warner Bros. TV.
“Supergirl” will premiere Monday, October 26 at a special time (8:30-9:30pm) before it moves to its regular time slot on Monday, November 2 from 8:00-9:00pm.