Supergirl (2015–2021)
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Twenty-four-year-old Kara Zor-El, cousin of Superman, who was taken in by the Danvers family when she was 12 after being sent away from Krypton, must learn to embrace her powers after previously hiding them.


Glen Winter


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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Melissa Benoist ... Kara Danvers / Supergirl
Mehcad Brooks ... James Olsen
Chyler Leigh ... Alex Danvers
Jeremy Jordan ... Winn Schott
David Harewood ... Hank Henshaw
Calista Flockhart ... Cat Grant
Dean Cain ... Dr. Jeremiah Danvers
Laura Benanti ... Alura Zor-El / Astra
Helen Slater ... Eliza Danvers
Owain Yeoman ... Vartox
Faran Tahir ... The Commander
Ben Begley ... Tobey
Robert Gant ... Zor-El
Derek Mio ... Hayashi
Malina Weissman ... Young Kara Zor-El


Twenty-four-year-old Kara Zor-El, cousin of Superman, who was taken in by the Danvers family when she was 13 after being sent away from Krypton, must learn to embrace her powers after previously hiding them. The Danvers teach her to be careful with her powers, until she has to reveal them during an unexpected disaster, setting her on her journey of heroism. Written by Soumik Ghosh

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Owain Yeoman had previously played the cyborg villain Cromartie in Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles: Pilot (2008). See more »


Kara wears glasses while working at Catco however she doesn't decide to become a hero until after she saves her sister's plane from crashing so there would have been no need for her to wear glasses for a disguise (like Clark Kent does). The origin and purpose for the glasses is explained later in the series. See more »


[first lines]
Kara Danvers: My name is Kara Zor-El. 24 years ago, my planet, Krypton, was in serious peril. My cousin, Kal-El, was sent to a planet called Earth for his own safety and protection. You may know his story. The story you don't know is that I was sent to protect him.
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The Warner Bros shield is colored red, and set against a blue-black background. See more »


Featured in Supergirl: Better Angels (2016) See more »


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Not Laura Vandervoort, but it is decent
30 September 2016 | by DCSassyQueenSee all my reviews

1x01 - Pilot

When Supergirl first came out, I had no intention of watching it & I did not. I was not a fan of Melissa Benoist as Supergirl because (1) she was no Laura Vandervoort who looked like a Supergirl (2) I did not like her character on Glee so I did not think that she had the acting chops for Supergirl.

About a year later (today - 09-29-2016), I decided to watch it because (1) Superman is my husband & since Tyler Hoechlin was cast I knew I was going to watch the episodes he appeared in, but I was not sure if I was going to watch the show. Also, I am fresh off of re-watching my favorite series Smallville & I needed another super something in my life.

The pilot episode is filled with so much cheese & clichés that at one point I thought that I was watching a comedy, but I think I liked it.

Kara was supposed to be older than Clark until her pod went to the Phantom Zone. I was about to nut up if Clark was younger than her.

Superman led her to her foster parents The Danvers because he wanted her to be raised by decent human beings like he was. Guess who was her dad? Dean Cain... that man just wants to pop up in as many Kryptonian TV shows as he can.

Kara was living life as a regular human until one day her sister plane goes down & she saves it. Kara experiences a rush & his excited that she did it, but her sister not so much. I thought her sister was jealous of her, which she was, but she also wanted to protect her from all the aliens Kara's pod brought to earth when she was in the Phantom Zone.

It is revealed that Kara's sister, Alex works with an organization that works against aliens. Kara's real aunt wants her death.

Kara Danvers is no Kara Kent & I will always wish that Laura was cast, but Melissa did a good enough job so far.

My favorite character so far is James "Jimmy" Olsen. I love that he knows Superman. He is another reason I am about to trek through this series. I love Mechad Brooks & I was waiting for him to appear on my TV screen since True Blood & Necessary Roughness ended.

I do not feel invested in the rest of the character. Once there is a story to tell I think I will be alright. As of right now, it seems as though Supergirl is going to be about Kara taking down the prisoners that escaped the Phantom Zone.


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26 October 2015 (USA) See more »

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Dolby Digital



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16:9 HD
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