Supergirl Pilot Synopsis Prepares You For Kara Zor-El’s Grand Debut



It’s exactly two months to the day until Kara Zor-El takes flight on CBS and to celebrate, the network has released the official synopsis for the pilot episode of Supergirl.

Melissa Benoist will don the famous symbol of hope as the titular heroine, and CBS’ live-action rendition of the beloved DC comics character will imagine a world where our protagonist struggles to keep a lid on her supernatural abilities. As cousin to the Man of Steel, Kara harbors the power to fly along with superhuman strength, and Benoist’s lead will need to call upon her innate superhero if she really is to protect National City from oncoming threats.


From Hellgrammite (Justice Leak) to the formidable Reactron, Kara Zor-El will certainly have her work cut out across the opening season of Supergirl. In terms of the latter nuclear-powered antagonist, it’s understood that Reactron will arrive in National City sporting a chip on his shoulder. Armed with a Kryptonite core, the big bad will purportedly enter the fray in search of Superman, though he will instead unleash his rage on Benoist’s heroine.

With a motley crew of villains assembled, Supergirl also has room for Calista Flockhart, Chyler Leigh, Mehcad Brooks, David Harewood and Jeremy Jordan on its cast list, and the maiden episode of CBS’ anticipated superhero series is primed to hit the small screen on October 26. Until then, you can check out our own thoughts on the pilot.

“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.

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