‘Supergirl’ Releases First Trailer, Introduces New DC Superhero To TV [Watch]

Supergirl has released its first trailer and just might have what it takes to attract even more fans of the DC universe to a new character. Some DC fans are probably aware of the character already, of course, but it will be the first time she has been seen in film or TV.

There has been a big push for superheroes on TV in recent years with each of the main networks have at least one superhero show in addition to Netflix’s Daredevil receiving great popularity and more Marvel shows set to hit Netflix over the next couple of years.

The latest series will be airing on CBS, marking the first superhero show to air on the network, which often gets the highest ratings, which could be interesting for the start of the show. DC has already gained plenty of attention on TV with Gotham on Fox, along with Flash and Arrow on the CW.

Supergirl will feature Melissa Benoist in the titular role, who has a real name of Kara Zor-El, the cousin of Superman’s Kal-El. After 12 years of being on Earth and keeping her powers a secret, she decides to finally embrace her superhuman abilities and be the hero she was always meant to be.

Take a look at previous footage here:

At the age of 12, she escaped the doomed planet Krypton with her parents’ help at the same time as the infant Kal-El. Like her cousin, she was raised by foster parents and was forced to keep her powers a secret for a long time in order to hide her true identity.

From the looks of the trailer, it will be another action-packed superhero drama and as Kara mentions, we all know about her cousin’s origins, but most people don’t know that she was sent to watch over him.

Supergirl has powers that are similar to Superman and is seen saving people on an airplane in the trailer. As the trailer concludes, we hear her saying “Earth doesn’t have just one hero anymore.” The series will premiere on October 26th at 8:30 p.m. on CBS.

 

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