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Supergirl

Supergirl

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Photo Credit:  Dean Buscher/The CW
  • Premiered: 
    October 26, 2015
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  • Network: CBS
  • Category: Series
  • Genre: Drama
  • Type: Live Action
  • Concept: 
    Based on the comic book (Supergirl) 
  • Subject Matter: Superhero
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Plot Synopsis

Based on characters from DC Comics, SUPERGIRL follows the adventures of Kara Danvers (aka Supergirl). Born on the planet Krypton as Kara Zor-El, she escaped amid its destruction years ago when her birth mother, Alura Zor-El, sent her across space. Since arriving on Earth and being taken in by the Danvers, she has been hiding the powers she shares with her famous cousin. But now at age 24, she decides to embrace her superhuman abilities and be the hero she was always meant to be. Kara works as an assistant to Cat Grant, a self-made media magnate and founder of CatCo, who started her career as a reporter and has built her company into a global powerhouse. At CatCo, she also works alongside her friend and IT technician Winn Schott and James Olsen, a former photographer at the "Daily Planet" who recently is Cat's new art director and has been living and working in National City -- though the reason is still a secret. Kara's foster sister, Alex, has been fascinated by Kara's powers from a young age, and had developed a lifelong obsession with science, inspiring her to become a doctor. As Kara accepts her fate as Supergirl, she also protects the citizens of National City from sinister threats, helping Hank Henshaw, a onetime CIA agent who now runs the Department of Extra-Normal Operations, which tracks extraterrestrial threats on the planet Earth. 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. Dean Cain and Helen Slater, who respectively portrayed Superman on TV and Supergirl in the movies, have been cast in the pilot.

Season 2 of SUPERGIRL premiered on Monday, October 10, 2016 at 8pm ET/PT on a new network, The CW, with the season opener, "The Adventures of Supergirl, based on a story by Greg Berlanti and Andrew Kreisberg. When a new threat emerges in National City, Kara/Supergirl teams up with her cousin, Clark Kent/Superman, to stop it. Kara is thrilled to have family in town but it leaves Alex feeling a bit left out. Meanwhile, Hank and Supergirl are stunned by the pod that came crashing to Earth.

The third season of SUPERGIRL premiered on Monday, October 9, 2017 at 8pm ET/PT on The CW. In the season opener, "Girl of Steel," Kara deals with the loss of Mon-El by focusing all her energy on being Supergirl and the mysterious new threat against National City. Alex confesses a secret to Maggie (guest star Floriana Lima) about their impending nuptials. A citizen of National City has a mysterious connection to Kara, and Lena makes a bold move.

Season 4 of SUPERGIRL premiered on Sunday, October 14, 2018 at 8pm ET/PT on The CW. In the season opener, "American Alien," Kara welcomes a new cub reporter to CatCo. Meanwhile, James and Lena argue about James' impending indictment for acting as the vigilante Guardian, while Alex and Brainy struggle to get in sync at the DEO. Supergirl is called into action when remnants of the anti-alien terrorist organization Cadmus try to assassinate pro-alien leaders, but their endgame turns out to be much more sinister than she expected. J'onn relishes his peaceful new life, but an outing with an old friend causes him concern. On Sunday, January 20, 2019 at 8pm ET/PT, The CW premiered "Suspicious Minds," the winter premiere of SUPERGIRL. Colonel Haley is upset after Supergirl responds to a distress call from a Navy ship that turned out to be a deadly alien attack. Colonel Haley reclaims the site as DEO territory and demands that Supergirl step aside. After Supergirl refuses to be told what to do, Haley refocuses her energy on finding out Supergirl's true identity and begins to interrogate all DEO agents, including Alex. Meanwhile, Brainiac-5 tries to persuade Nia to embrace her superpowers but she misinterprets his motives.

SUPERGIRL returned for its fifth season on Sunday, October 6, 2019 at 9pm ET/PT on The CW. In Season 5, 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, 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, renegade Martian Malefic J'onzz, a shadowy organization called Leviathan, and the shocking return of Lex Luthor 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? Plus, this season, series star Melissa Benoist makes her directorial debut for one episode in the second half of the season. In Season 5, will be sporting a new Kryptonian supersuit -- the first revamp since her co-worker, friend, and confidante Winn Schott designed her iconic red and blue gear in season one. And two new characters are on the scene in National City this season: Julie Gonzalo stars as iconic DC character Andrea Rojas (aka Acrata), a polished businesswoman and heir to a Central American tech empire; and UK-based actor Staz Nair -- who is perhaps best known for playing Qhono, a Dothraki warrior loyal to Daenerys Targaryen on GAME OF THRONES -- plays hardened reporter William Dey, an original character created for the series.
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On Sunday, December 8, 2019 at 8pm ET/PT, The CW premiered "Crisis on Infinite Earths (Part 1)," the first part of the five-night "Crisis on Infinite Earths" crossover event and the winter finale of SUPERGIRL. The Monitor (guest star LaMonica Garrett) sends Harbinger (guest star Audrey Marie Anderson) to gather the worlds' greatest heroes - Supergirl (Melissa Benoist), The Flash (guest star Grant Gustin), Green Arrow (guest star Stephen Amell), Batwoman (guest star Ruby Rose), White Canary (guest star Caity Lotz), The Atom (guest star Brandon Routh) and Superman (guest star Tyler Hoechlin) -- in preparation for the impending Crisis. With their worlds in imminent danger, the superheroes suit up for battle while J'onn and Alex recruit Lena to help them find a way to save the people of Earth-38. "Crisis on Infinite Earths" continues on BATWOMAN (Monday, December 9 at 8pm); THE FLASH (Tuesday, December 10 at 8pm); ARROW (Tuesday, January 14 at 8pm); and DC'S LEGENDS OF TOMORROW (Tuesday, January 14 at 9pm).

SUPERGIRL returns with new episodes on Sunday, January 19, 2020 at 9pm ET/PT on The CW.

Cast

Production & Distribution

  • Produced by Berlanti Productions
  • In association with Warner Bros. Television

Settings

  • - National City

Firsts, Lasts & Notable Notes

  • October 14, 2018: TV's first trans superhero (Nia Nal/Dreamer).