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  • 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.

The CW premiered the sixth and final season of SUPERGIRL on Tuesday, March 30, 2021 at 9pm ET/PT on The CW. In Season 6, Supergirl will immediately be thrust into the greatest challenge of her life -- forced to confront her own mortality, and the prospect of losing all hope. As her friends rally to help her in this difficult fight, a new villain will arrive in National City and test her resolve. While trying to save National City, Supergirl and her friends will confront issues of social justice -- including prejudice, racism, intolerance -- societal ills that Supergirl's alter-ego, Kara Danvers, will take on as a journalist. As threats mount on all sides, and new villains partner with old villains, the Superfriends find themselves in a race to amass power in their attempts to keep everyone safe. Ultimately, the Superfriends will have to examine their own use of power, and confront their own blindspots. Supergirl will learn that her real power comes from within, and that her greatest gift is inspiring others to access the same power within themselves. The Superfriends will learn that the best way for heroes to help the world is by empowering each individual. Only then, will they be Stronger Together. After a 3.5-month break, SUPERGIRL returned for the last 12 episodes of the series. In the summer premiere, "Welcome Back, Kara," Supergirl and Zor-El (guest star Jason Behr) make their return to National City, where they are determined to keep the Phantom Zone behind them and enjoy being superheroes together. Unfortunately, their overzealous efforts backfire, creating a whole new threat to National City.
On Tuesday, March 8, 2022 Warner Bros. Home Entertainment released SUPERGIRL Season 6 (Final Season) on DVD and Blu-ray + Digital with all 20 super-powered episodes from season 6 plus special features. (Supergirl: The Complete Series is also available, containing all 126 episodes). In the sixth and final season, Supergirl is thrust into the greatest challenge of her life -- forced to confront her own mortality, and the prospect of losing all hope. As her friends rally to help her in this difficult fight, a new Super-Villain arrives in National City and tests her resolve. Run Time: 14hr. This is must own for all SUPERGIRL Fans. Buy and binge now! (Click the red "Buy DVDs" button on this page)

- Deleted Scenes
- A Farewell Tribute to Supergirl Featurette


Production & Distribution

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


  • - National City

Firsts, Lasts & Notable Notes

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

Births, Deaths & Weddings

  • March 15, 2020: Dr. Jeremiah Danvers dies
  • November 9, 2021: Alex Danvers & Kelly Olsen are married