Supergirl Featurette Delves Into The Reasons Why Kara Zor-El Leads By Example


As the weeks tick by in the lead up to Supergirl‘s anticipated premiere, CBS has been beefing up the cast of its live-action take on the famed DC heroine. Not only did we get our first look at Jenna Dewan-Tatum as Lucy Lane in the series, but we’ve also learned that Iddo Goldberg and Glenn Morshower have joined the ensemble.

But today’s featurette draws attention back to the title character. Melissa Benoist assumes the role of the Man of Steel’s younger cousin, who learns to embrace her innate supernatural abilities after years spent hiding in plain sight. And yet, throughout the course of the season, Supergirl will still play with that dual personality, which will only become more and more difficult as Benoist’s character and the National City she calls home are confronted by an array of menacing villains.

From Goldberg’s Red Tornado to Chris Browning as supercharged adversary, Ben Krull (Reactron), Kara Zor-El will certainly have her hands full when Supergirl takes flight on CBS next month, and we’re eager to see whether the show can stand on its own against the superhero competition.

CBS’ live-action take on Supergirl premieres on Monday, Oct. 26 at 8:30 p.m. ET.

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.