CBS’ Supergirl press release provides further plot details. After a decent amount of publicity (from both CBS & Warner Bros., along with some network crossover speculation) & interview/ panel reveals, some may wonder if there really is all that much left, about the upcoming series, to really wonder about – at least at first. Likely more, after the pilot episode was leaked, a short while back (as was the case with The CW’s Flash pilot, suspiciously enough). Well, not everyone got to see the leaked pilot; some of us just having better things to do than pirate the cyber seas.
I don’t care if that sounds like sour grapes… or that it actually is….
In any case, for those not entirely convinced, that they have a good enough idea what to expect, an official press release offers more detail on
Official press release/ synopsis for Supergirl:
AFTER 12 YEARS OF KEEPING HER POWERS A SECRET ON EARTH, KARA ZOR-EL, SUPERMAN’S COUSIN, DECIDES TO FINALLY EMBRACE HER SUPERHUMAN ABILITIES AND BE THE HERO SHE WAS ALWAYS MEANT TO BE, ON THE SERIES PREMIERE OF “SUPERGIRL,” MONDAY, OCT. 26
Melissa Benoist, Calista Flockhart, Chyler Leigh, Mehcad Brooks, David Harewood and Jeremy Jordan Star
“Pilot” – After 12 years of keeping her powers a secret on Earth, Kara Zor-El, Superman’s cousin, decides to finally embrace her superhuman abilities and be the hero she was always meant to be, on the series premiere of SUPERGIRL, Monday, Oct. 26 (8:30-9:30 PM, ET/PT), on the CBS Television Network. The series moves to its regular time period (8:00-9:00 PM) on Monday, Nov. 2.
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.
REGULAR CAST: Melissa Benoist (Kara Danvers/Supergirl); Calista Flockhart (Cat Grant); Chyler Leigh (Alex Danvers); Mehcad Brooks (James Olsen); David Harewood (Hank Henshaw); Jeremy Jordan (Winslow “Winn” Schott)
GUEST CAST: Laura Benanti (Alura); Derek Mio (Hayashi); Ben Begley (Tobey); Faran Tahir (The Commander); Owain Yeoman (Vartox); Dean Cain (Dr. Jeremiah Danvers); Helen Slater (Dr. Eliza Danvers); Malina Weissman (Young Kara); Jordan Mazarati (Young Alex); Rick Garcia (Rick Garcia); Leyna Nguyen (Leyna Nguyen); Robert Gant (Zor-El); Paul Stuart (Yale); Nick Jaine (Another Staffer); Sheila Collins (Passenger); Chriss Anglin (Pilot); Kinna Mcinroe (Waitress); Briana Venskus (Tech Woman); Julien Yuen (Terrified Teen); Zayne Emory (Rick Malverne); Mackenzie Brooke Smith (Female Student #1); Jaidan Jiron (Female Student #2); Tara Macken (Stunt Mother)
WRITTEN BY: Executive Producers Greg Berlanti, Andrew Kreisberg and Ali Adler
DIRECTED BY: Glen Winter
Seemed like familiar territory, to me; but plenty more of it – so there’s that. At this point, safe to say, I think most of us would rather know more about which source characters may cameo (besides Owain Yeoman, as a likely New 52 version of Vartox), which villains she will face (in one form, or another), and more about ‘her other job’ (the one that doesn’t come with a mild-mannered requirement). Of course, they’ll reserve those details as a reason for viewers to tune in, and plot twists as a means of keeping the post-pilot buzz going.
Just leisurely tasting the grapes, here….
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