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The adventures of Superman's cousin in her own superhero career.
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Cast

Series cast summary:
Melissa Benoist ...  Kara Danvers / ... 71 episodes, 2015-2018
Mehcad Brooks ...  James Olsen / ... 69 episodes, 2015-2018
Chyler Leigh ...  Alex Danvers 68 episodes, 2015-2018
David Harewood ...  J'onn J'onzz / ... 68 episodes, 2015-2018
Jeremy Jordan ...  Winn Schott 65 episodes, 2015-2018
Chris Wood ...  Mon-El 45 episodes, 2016-2018
Katie McGrath ...  Lena Luthor 40 episodes, 2016-2018
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Storyline

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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Worlds clash. Heroes unite. See more »


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

26 October 2015 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Supergirl See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA See more »

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Dolby Digital (5.1 surround)

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16:9 HD
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Trivia

As revealed by Chyler Leigh at the ClexaCon in Las Vegas, many "Sanvers" scenes were filmed but never aired. 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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Superman: See, now... if the bullets don't work, right, why the punching? I just never understood that.
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I wish I didn't hate it
4 October 2017 | by okjake-43351See all my reviews

I am not one to go out of my way to write a bad review; I'd generally prefer not to spend any more time than necessary on a terrible terrible show. For Supergirl I make an exception for two reasons: I am too disappointed not to, and I simply can't help but feel obligated to echo the sentiments of many other disappointed comic book fans. I'll explain...

Although I like the actors for Supergirl, Kat, and Winn, I am less than thrilled with pretty much every other. Mechad Brooks is a badass and absolutely cut out for a killer role in a super hero movie but that is exactly why he should not be Jimmy Olsen... Jimmy is a scrawny nerd and that's the way I like him. The rest of the characters just seem too contrived with the exception of a few cameo characters I could love in anything. Yet, admittedly, I'm not convinced that the issues are because of the characters they cast or because of the incompetence of the writers and directing team.

My most severe problems with Supergirl are the story lines and scripts. Riddled with political agenda topics, whiny and jealous main characters, and childish fights, the show has left me cringing so bad for three whole seasons that I'm ashamed to admit I've watched as much as I have. The only reason I've made it this far is because of a deep- rooted loyalty to DC and a misguided hope that the writers would figure out what isn't working. I've given up hope. I will not be continuing on past he third season with anything short of replacement of the writing team and/or director. I truly hope that happens...


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