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Almost everyone knows how Clark Kent became Superman, but when Supergirl flies to our screens in a little over two months, viewers will witness how Kara Zor-El follows in the footsteps of her famous cousin and becomes the Girl of Steel. To tide fans over until then, DC given us a little taste of how her origin will unfold in the CBS series. Take a look!
Although this Supergirl preview retreads most of the ground covered by the original six-minute trailer released in May, it’s still a good primer of what will happen in the first episode. Having arrived on Earth years after her cousin Kal-El had established himself as Superman, Kara (played by Melissa Benoist) was taught to keep her powers on the down low. However, after preventing a tragic plane crash, Kara decides to follow in the Man of Steel’s footsteps and become Earth’s newest protector. Her adoptive family knows what she’s capable of, but the beginning of the preview shows her revealing her powers to her coworker and admirer Winslow Schott (played by Jeremy Jordan), specifically by jumping off the building and flying back up. Yeah, I think most of us would be astounded too if we saw a friend doing that.
Needless to say, the appearance of another heroic alien grabs everyone’s attention, including Kara’s Cat Grant (played by Calista Flockhart), who wants to learn everything she can about Supergirl. When Kara isn’t working at CatCo, she will be helping the Department of Extranormal Operations (headed by David Harewood’s Hank Henshaw) stop extraterrestrial threats. This trailer shows her going up against the axe-armed convict Vartox, who’s been hiding on Earth for the last 12 years and will seek out Supergirl once she hits the scene. Vartox appears to have the drop on her at several points, but she’s putting one hell of a fight using her super strength, flight and other powers.
As the series progresses, Kara will face a variety of unusual supervillains, both alien and human, including Reactron, Livewire, Non and Hellgrammite. Fortunately, there are also plenty of protagonists that will help her out either in her civilian life or as a superhero, like Lucy Lane and Red Tornado. As for Superman himself, he won’t “exactly be seen” on the show, but will still play a key role in Kara’s evolution as a hero.
Supergirl will premiere on Monday, October 26 at 8:30 p.m. EST/PST on CBS (following an episode of The Big Bang Theory) before moving to its normal Monday 8 p.m. timeslot on November 2.