CBS’ Supergirl series to premiere in November on Mondays

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CBS is going ahead with the Supergirl series, and now it has announced that the show will be premiering in November on Mondays with an 8 p.m. PT/ET time slot. That means that it will be airing at the same time as Fox’s Gotham. It’s pretty funny to see two DC Comics show competing against each other. Which one would you choose?

Melissa Benoist stars as Supergirl, and joining her are Mehcad Brooks as James Olsen, Laura Benanti as Alura Zor-El, Calista Flockhart as Cat Grant, Chyler Leigh as Alexandra “Alex” Danvers, Jeremy Jordan as Winslow “Winn” Schott, and David Harewood as Hank Henshaw. Dean Cain and Helen Slater are also in the roster, and it’s rumored that they’ll be playing Supergirl’s parents.

SUPERGIRL is an action-adventure drama based on the DC Comics character Kara Zor-El (Melissa Benoist), Superman’s (Kal-El) cousin who, after 12 years of keeping her powers a secret on Earth, decides to finally embrace her superhuman abilities and be the hero she was always meant to be. Twelve-year-old Kara escaped the doomed planet Krypton with her parents’ help at the same time as the infant Kal-El. Protected and raised on Earth by her foster family, the Danvers, Kara grew up in the shadow of her foster sister, Alex (Chyler Leigh), and learned to conceal the phenomenal powers she shares with her famous cousin in order to keep her identity a secret. Years later at 24, Kara lives in National City assisting media mogul and fierce taskmaster Cat Grant (Golden Globe Award winner Calista Flockhart), who just hired the Daily Planet’s former photographer, James Olsen (Mehcad Brooks), as her new art director. However, Kara’s days of keeping her talents a secret are over when Hank Henshaw (David Harewood), head of a super-secret agency where her sister also works, enlists her to help them protect the citizens of National City from sinister threats. Though Kara will need to find a way to manage her newfound empowerment with her very human relationships, her heart soars as she takes to the skies as Supergirl to fight crime.

The show is being executive produced by Greg Berlanti (The Flash, Arrow), Ali Adler (No Ordinary Family), Sarah Schecter and Andrew Kreisberg. The pilot is directed by Glen Winter (Arrow) and written by Adler and Berlanti.

Via Coming Soon

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