CBS has unleashed a brand new “Supergirl” trailer during their press briefing at the Television Critics Association on August 10.
The show, which stars Melissa Benoist of “Glee” fame, tells the story of Kara Danvers, the cousin of the Man of Steel himself, and how she becomes the titular female superhero.
“Supergirl” is made by the same minds that created “The Flash” and “Arrow.”
Speaking about Superman’s role in the TV series, executive producer Ali Adler said the script will not most likely ignore the male red cape-donning superhero.
“We’re very excited that this series is really very much the adventures of Supergirl and as much as we respect the history of Superman, it’s very much Kara’s point of view,” Adler said during the press tour, as quoted by the LA Times.
The show is not without criticism, especially from those complaining as to why use “Supergirl” instead of, say, “Superwoman.” Executive producer Greg Berlanti came prepared with an answer, saying, ““We knew going in that Supergirl might imply a younger audience, but we felt we could take a powerful word back and participate in introducing that to a new generation and say that doesn’t just mean young or inconsequential.”
It should also be noted that in the first trailer, Calista Flockhart’s Cat Grant can be heard explaining her reasons for choosing the name Supergirl on her newspaper.
“I love that speech,” Flockhart said. “One of the things I love about this show is it’s a real celebration of girl power. I was attracted to this show because it’s something that moms and daughters can watch together.”
Supergirl will wear her cape when it premiers on CBS at 8:30 p.m. on October 26.