CBS are pulling out all the stops for its upcoming superhero series, Supergirl. Over the past few weeks, we have had the news that Jenna Dewan-Tatum, Chris Browning, and Peter Facinelli have all joined the cast as Lucy Lane, Reactron, and Maxwell Lord, respectively, a number of photos released from the first day of filming on set, along with a number of teaser trailers and a behind-the-scenes look at the new series. Yesterday (August 4), CBS added to these with the release of a new promotional clip.
Entitled “Standing Out,” the 30-second sneak peek shows Kara Zor-El (Melissa Benoist) struggling with who she wants to be and who she is destined to be. After hiding behind her adopted persona for 24 years, and a good old chat with dear ol’ Mum, Kara decides it is finally time to take a chance, “live up to her full potential” and accept her Kryptonian heritage and the baggage that comes with that, becoming the hero that she was born to be and that the world is crying out for. She just needs to “find her way back to the brave girl [she] always [was].”
Supergirl, as a character, has never really held much interest for me. However, since the teasers for this series have started coming out, it has got me intrigued to see just where they go with the show. I was a huge fan of Lois and Clark: The New Adventures of Superman back in the day, and this version of Supergirl certainly has a similar vibe to that series, at least in its early days. Add to that its fantastic cast, which also includes Calista Flockhart, Mehcad Brooks, David Harewood, Laura Benanti, and TV’s Superman himself, Dean Cain (though playing Kara’s earthly foster father), and this should be one of the new shows to watch this fall season.
Supergirl premieres Monday October 26 at 8.30/7.30c on CBS.
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