Mondays (8:00-9:00 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, photographer James Olsen (Mehcad Brooks), who Grant hired away from Metropolis’s Daily Planet. 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 run by J’onn J’onzz/the Martian Manhunter (David Harewood), where Alex also works, as does Kara’s good friend Winn Schott (Jeremy L. Jordan). In Season One, Supergirl soared – fighting crime and battling various villains. In Season Two, Supergirl continued to come into her own as America’s hero, while finding a new best friend in Lex Luthor’s sister, Lena Luthor (Katie McGrath) and finding love with rakish alien Mon-El (Chris Wood), who she inspired to be a hero. In the end though, Kara was forced to sacrifice this love in order to save National City from an alien invasion.
Now, in Season Three, Kara is grappling with the sacrifices she’s made and deciding if she should give up her human identity altogether. Being human and vulnerable is hard. Maybe she’s better off embracing her alien DNA and only being the “Girl of Steel.” As Kara struggles with her path forward, she continues to work with the DEO to battle all threats to National City, including new villains Morgan Edge (Adrian Pasdar), and the “Worldkiller,” known as Reign (Odette Annable).
Distributed worldwide by Warner Bros. International Television Distribution, SUPERGIRL is executive produced by Greg Berlanti (“Arrow,” “The Flash”), Jessica Queller (“Gilmore Girls,” “Felicity”), Robert Rovner (“Crossing Jordan,” “American Dreams”), and Sarah Schechter (“Blindspot,” “The Mysteries of Laura”). Supergirl is based on the characters created by Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster and appearing in DC Comics, by special arrangement with the Jerry Siegel Family.
CREDITS FOR “SUPERGIRL” ON THE CW
Day and time: Mondays (8:00-9:00 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
Mehcad Brooks as James Olsen/Guardian
David Harewood as Hank Henshaw/J’onn J’onzz
Jeremy Jordan as Winn Schott
Chris Wood as Mon-El
Katie McGrath as Lena Luthor
Odette Annable as Samantha Arias/Reign
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