The adventures of Superman's cousin in her own superhero career.
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Series cast summary:
Melissa Benoist ...  Kara Danvers / ... 126 episodes, 2015-2021
Chyler Leigh ...  Alex Danvers / ... 111 episodes, 2015-2021
David Harewood ...  J'onn J'onzz / ... 111 episodes, 2015-2021
Mehcad Brooks ...  James Olsen / ... 91 episodes, 2015-2019
Katie McGrath ...  Lena Luthor 81 episodes, 2016-2021
Jeremy Jordan ...  Winn Schott / ... 68 episodes, 2015-2020
Jesse Rath ...  Brainiac-5 / ... 52 episodes, 2018-2021

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Years ago, Krypton was about to explode and Kal-El was sent to Earth to escape that fate. However, his older cousin, Kara, was also intended to accompany the infant as his protector. Unfortunately, Kara was accidentally diverted into the timeless Phantom Zone for years before finally arriving on Earth decades later and found by her cousin who had grown into Superman. Years later, Kara Danvers is a young professional adrift in a thankless job until a fateful crisis ignites a sense of purpose using Kryptonian powers she had long hidden. Inspired, Kara decides to emulate her cousin's superheroic ways, only to find her foster sister introducing her to the secret Department of Extra-Normal Operations, dedicated to fighting alien menaces including those Kara inadvertently led to Earth. Now with such help, the Maid of Might takes her place as Earth's newest champion with new friends and enemies challenging her world. Written by Kenneth Chisholm (kchishol@rogers.com)

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Melissa Benoist cited Susan Sontag and Gloria Steinem as inspirations for her portrayal of Supergirl. A feminist, Steinem was notably a huge fan of Wonder Woman. See more »

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Flashbacks set on Krypton and the opening credits show that Kara Zor-el does not have pierced ears. The adult, invulnerable Supergirl does. See more »

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[season 3 intro]
Kara Danvers: My name is Kara Zor-El. I'm from Krypton. I'm a refugee on this planet. I was sent to Earth to protect my cousin. But my pod got knocked off course, and by the time I got here, my cousin had already grown up and become Superman. I hid who I really was, until one day when an accident forced me to reveal myself to the world. To most people, I'm a reporter at CatCo Worldwide Media, but in secret, I work with my adopted sister for the DEO to protect my city from alien life and ...
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The Warner Bros and DC Comics logos (2016-2021) are colored red and blue; they is also set against the sky and are brushed by a red cape. See more »

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Melissa Benoist is perfect!
20 December 2020 | by RobScott-13See all my reviews

Supergirl isn't the best superhero show available but I have to admit that I enjoy it more than I thought I would and that's mainly because Melissa Benoist is just about perfect as Supergirl. I love most Superhero movies and TV Shows so I thought I'd give this a chance and I'm glad I did because I really do enjoy it. It's not great by any means but it's also not as bad as some others here say either. I like most of the CW DC shows (Arrow, The Flash, Supergirl, Legends of Tomorrow, Stargirl, etc. The only one I don't like is Black Lightening) and while this isn't my favorite I still enjoy it.


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