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 / ... 110 episodes, 2015-2021
David Harewood ...  J'onn J'onzz / ... 110 episodes, 2015-2021
Mehcad Brooks ...  James Olsen / ... 91 episodes, 2015-2019
Katie McGrath ...  Lena Luthor 80 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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The opening credits state that the series is "based on characters created by Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster." However, neither of Superman's creators had any involvement with the creation of Supergirl, who made her first appearance in Action Comics #252 (May 1959). The creators of Supergirl were Otto Binder and Al Plastino. Other than Superman himself, the only characters created by Siegel and Shuster to appear in the series are James Olsen, Lois Lane and Lex Luthor. See more »

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Sometimes a green light can be seen in the reflection of Kara's glasses. This is due to the anti-reflective coating on the glasses and it's not a reflection of a green screen. See more »

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[once The Flash is revealed to be in National City]
Cat Grant: There's a new superhero in National City. This is huge; direct competition for Supergirl.
Kara Danvers: He doesn't have to be... competition.
Cat Grant: Would you prefer... a sidekick?
Barry Allen: No, not a sidekick. More like an equal, or an ally...
[Winn pats Barry's shoulder]
Barry Allen: ... a new partner, maybe?
[Cat stares stoically; Barry nods]
Barry Allen: Speaking was the wrong choice. I see that now.
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Crazy Credits

The DC Comics logo (2015) features a comic-book image of Supergirl.

An updated DC Comics logo was introduced in 2016 that was colored red and blue. See more »

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Referenced in I Be Geniusen Stuff: Supergirl S2 (2017) See more »

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Benoist deserves better
22 July 2020 | by jimena-20532See all my reviews

As a professional, Melissa has demostrated that she is an example for many young actors. She is respected and loved by her castmates and fans. A very hard worker actress. 5 years as a lead character in a superhero show? Is a lot (just ask R. Rose) Benoist is always smiling and showing endless energy. Her producers and writers? It seems they don't care about the show so much. So sad. No consistency in the story or the characters. Sometimes they're are too many making it hard to do an arc for each one. Or...they don't have the capacity. I don't now. Please. Do something quickly. There's potential. Rath and McGraw are delicious artists. Look for a good villain. Let Lex go back to Superman.


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