Supergirl (TV series)

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Science fiction
Political fiction
Created byAli Adler, Greg Berlanti, Andrew Kreisberg
StarringMelissa Benoist, Mehcad Brooks, Chyler Leigh, Jeremy Jordan, David Harewood, Calista Flockhart, Chris Wood, Floriana Lima
Country of originUnited States
Original language(s)English
No. of seasons6
No. of episodes126
Production location(s)Los Angeles, California
Vancouver, British Columbia
Running time45 minutes
Production company(s)Berlanti Productions
DC Entertainment
Warner Bros. Television
DistributorWarner Bros. Television
Original networkCBS (season 1)
The CW (seasons 2–6)
Original releaseOctober 26, 2015 –
November 9, 2021

Supergirl is an American superhero television series that aired on CBS and later The CW from October 26, 2015, to November 9, 2021. It is based on the DC Comics character Supergirl and stars Melissa Benoist.[1] Supergirl is the cousin of Superman and along with him is one of the last surviving Kryptonians.

The series premiered on October 26, 2015 on CBS, and on May 12, 2016 it was renewed for a second season[2] that premiered on October 10, 2016 by The CW. On January 8, 2017, The CW renewed the series for a third season.[3]

Plot[change | change source]

Kara Zor-El was sent to Earth from her planet Kyrpton that was about to explode at age of 13 years old by her parents Alura and Zor-El. Alura gave her instructions to protect her baby cousin Kal-El (Superman) who had been sent previously to Earth as well, and told her that due to the Earth yellow's sun, she will obtain extraordinary powers.

Kara's spacecraft was hit by a wave of the Krypton explosion and was taken off course to the Phantom Zone, a region in space where time doesn't pass. She stayed there for 24 years, and when the spacecraft escaped for the Phantom Zone and arrived at Earth, she still looked like a 13-year-old girl. Her cousin, Kal-El, had grown up and became Superman. Superman took Kara to be adopted by his friends, the Danvers family. The series begins eleven years old later when the now 24-year-old Kara is learning to use her powers after previously hiding them, while at the same working as a normal person.

Cast[change | change source]

  • Melissa Benoist as Kara Zor-El /Kara Danvers /Supergirl
  • Mehcad Brooks as James Olsen / The Guardian
  • Chyler Leigh as Alex Danvers
  • Jeremy Jordan as Winn Schott
  • David Harewood as J'onn J'onzz / Martian Manhunter
  • Chris Wodd as Mon-El
  • Calista Flockhart as Cat Grant
  • Floriana Lima as Maggie Sawyer

References[change | change source]

  1. Lily Karlin (January 22, 2015). "'Glee's' Melissa Benoist Will Play 'Supergirl'". The Huffington Post. Retrieved 14 January 2017.
  2. Elizabeth Wagmeister (May 12, 2016). "'Supergirl' Lands at the CW for Season 2". Retrieved 14 January 2017.
  3. Trevor Kimball (January 8, 2017). "Supergirl: Season Three Renewal for CW TV Show". TV Series Finale. Retrieved 14 January 2017.