Supergirl Season 1 Preview
Supergirl will follow Kryptonian Kara Zor-El, cousin of Superman, as she embraces her powers and dons a cape. For years, she kept them a secret, but during a disaster involving her sister, Alex Danvers, Kara reveals herself to the world and is given the name Supergirl.
Kara Danvers, aka Supergirl, was sent to Earth before the destruction of Krypton. She was adopted by the Danvers and for years has tried to live a normal life. Kara is played by Melissa Benoist.
James Olsen is a reporter from Metropolis, who is known for taking photos of Superman. He has recently relocated from Metropolis. In the comics, he is a childhood friend of Clark Kent, and that may still hold true in this series. James is played by Mehcad Brooks.
Winn Schott works with Kara and then becomes a partner to Supergirl. From the preview, it appears that he is attracted to her, but that isn’t reciprocated. Winn is played by Jeremy Jordan.
What to Expect
An extended preview was released over the summer, and it took me a couple of watches to form an opinion on what to expect because it is very different from the superhero shows that are currently on. I am excited for this series. The show seems lighter in tone than Arrow and The Flash and seems to be more about juggling real life and powers than just fighting crime like the other two. I could be wrong, but it looks like a superhero chick flick, which isn’t necessarily a bad thing. It’s just different.
I’m optimistic that Supergirl can match the excitement of Arrow and The Flash. This show is geared toward a different audience than the other two, but I think that it can capture the same viewers. If Supergirl can find a good balance between the comedy and chick flick-ness and the drama, then it will be successful. I want this show to be good because it is a female superhero, and there isn’t a whole lot of representation on that front.
Supergirl has some big shoes to fill, but if the Kara from the comics comes out, I think it can stand up to the other superhero shows currently on the air.
Supergirl airs Mondays on CBS beginning October 26th.