The adventures of Superman's cousin in her own superhero career.
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Melissa Benoist ...  Kara Danvers / ... 126 episodes, 2015-2021
Chyler Leigh ...  Alex Danvers / ... 113 episodes, 2015-2021
David Harewood ...  J'onn J'onzz / ... 113 episodes, 2015-2021
Mehcad Brooks ...  James Olsen / ... 91 episodes, 2015-2019
Katie McGrath ...  Lena Luthor 83 episodes, 2016-2021
Jeremy Jordan ...  Winn Schott / ... 68 episodes, 2015-2020
Jesse Rath ...  Brainiac-5 / ... 54 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 series makes occasional indirect references to Batman, including the mentioning of Gotham City, and Kara, James and Winn talking about a scary masked vigilante "with a lot of gadgets and a lot of issues" that works with Superman. See more »

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Melissa Benoist's tattoos can be seen in adult Kara, when it has been clearly shown that needles cannot penetrate her skin. 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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I'd like to give it a chance...
11 April 2016 | by ahmetkozanSee all my reviews

Keep in mind that some shows take a while to find themselves. Arrow had the same problem during its first season. Just give the show some time before making any drastic judgements.

If there's one things that the pilot has shown us, it's that the CW should handle all DC related TV. They clearly know what they're doing, what with Arrow, Flash and iZombie. CBS already failed with the 1990 version of the Flash, and if they don't do something they're going to kill Supergirl before the show gets a chance to get off the ground.

The pilot is cheesy, and ya there are plenty of screw ups, but the overall feel for the show is good. Again, just give the show some time. It may get better, it may get worse. The only way to find out is to watch and hope for the best. The best thing in the series for me is Melissa Benoist.

I know this is a rare female lead in a superhero show; but does female empowerment need to be referenced continually? Why can we not have a Ripley or a Sarah Connor where gender is secondary to a character fulfilling a role? You can give it a chance, but it's not a good series. 5/10


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26 October 2015 (USA) See more »

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