About the Show

Supergirl
Sundays (9:00-10:00 pm ET) on The CW

Based on the DC character, Supergirl aka Kara Zor-El (Melissa Benoist) decides to embrace her superhuman abilities and become the hero she was always meant to be on The CW series “Supergirl.” 

When she was 12 years old, Kara Zor-El escaped the doomed planet Krypton and was sent to Earth where she was protected and raised by her foster parents, Jeremiah (Dean Cain) and Eliza Danvers (Helen Slater) and her foster sister, Alex (Chyler Leigh).  Under their supervision, Kara learned to conceal the phenomenal powers she shares with her famous cousin, Superman (Tyler Hoechlin), in order to keep her identity a secret.

Years later, Kara was living a “normal” life in National City, assisting media mogul and fierce taskmaster Cat Grant (Calista Flockhart) and working with her famous friend, and now Editor-in-Chief of CatCo, James Olsen (Mehcad Brooks).  When Alex’s life was threatened in a plane crash, Kara took to the sky to rescue her.  In the aftermath, Kara decided she could no longer sit on the sidelines and came out as Supergirl.  She now balances her job as a reporter at CatCo Worldwide Media with her work at the Department of Extra-Normal Operations (DEO), a super-secret government agency, which is run by her sister Alex.  Supergirl also gets help from her friends J’onn J’onzz aka The Martian Manhunter (David Harewood), Brainiac-5 (Jesse Rath), Nia Nal aka Dreamer (Nicole Maines) and Lena Luthor (Katie McGrath).

In season five, Supergirl faces threats, both new and ancient.  National City becomes enthralled with addictive virtual reality technologies created by CatCo’s charming-but-secretive new owner, Andrea Rojas (Julie Gonzalo), which enable people to bury their heads in the proverbial sand.  As Kara uses the power of the press to try to expose this danger, she must contend with challenges put up by rival reporter William Dey (Staz Nair), renegade Martian Malefic J’onzz (Phil LaMarr), a shadowy organization called Leviathan, and the shocking return of Lex Luthor (Jon Cryer) who, in addition to his plot for world domination, seeks to claim the soul of Supergirl’s best friend — and his sister — Lena.  With humanity choosing to lose itself in technology, can Supergirl save the world yet again?

Based on characters from DC created by Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster, SUPERGIRL is from Berlanti Productions in association with Warner Bros. Television, with executive producers Greg Berlanti (“Arrow,” “The Flash,” “Riverdale”), Sarah Schechter (“Arrow,” “The Flash”), Robert Rovner (“Private Practice,” “Dallas”) and Jessica Queller (“Gilmore Girls,” “Gossip Girl,” “Felicity”).

CREDITS FOR “Supergirl” ON THE CW

 

Day and time

Sundays (9:00-10:00 p.m. ET)

Network debut:

October 10, 2016

Format:

SUPERGIRL is an action-adventure drama based on the character from DC, Kara Zor-El, 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.


Cast:


Melissa Benoist as Kara Danvers/Supergirl
Chyler Leigh as Alex Danvers
David Harewood as Hank Henshaw/J’onn J’onzz
Katie McGrath as Lena Luthor
Jesse Rath as Brainiac-5
Nicole Maines as Nia Nal/Dreamer
Julie Gonzolo as Andrea Rojas 
Azie Tesfai as Kelly Olsen 
Andrea Brooks as Eve Tessmacher 
Staz Nair as William Dey 

Executive Producers:

Greg Berlanti, Jessica Queller, Robert Rovner and Sarah Schecter

Origination:

Vancouver, British Columbia

Produced by:

Bonanza Productions Inc. in association with Berlanti Productions and Warner Bros. Television

Media contact:

Suzanne Gomez (818) 977-4115
Suzanne.Gomez@cwtv.com



Press Contact:

Lyndsey Miller
818-977-4115
Lyndsey.Miller@cwtv.com

 

Photo Contact:

Evan Smith
818-977-2563
Evan.Smith@cwtv.com