CBS has released the first trailer and the official synopsis for its new series titled Supergirl.
The DC Comics adaptation stars Melissa Benoist as Kara Danvers (Kara Zor-El of Krypton), Superman's (Kal-El's) cousin.
The show also stars Golden Globe winner Calista Flockhart as Cat Grant and Mehcad Brooks as Jimmy Olsen.
The photos released by the network feature each the actors in their roles, including Benoist's first look as Kara Danvers and as Supergirl, donning her stunning costume.
Here is the full synopsis released by the network:
Will Superman appear in the premiere episode?
In the new trailer, several references have been made to Superman. In the clip, Kara says, "24-years-ago my planet was in peril. My cousin Kal-El was sent to planet earth." Also, one can see several glimpses of a baby, and Superman appears for a "few blurry seconds".
The promo ends with another reference being made to Superman, where Kara tells James Olsen, "My cousin wanted me to do this [become a super hero]."
"Why didn't he just tell me?" Kara questions, to which Olsen replier: "Because he wanted you to choose it for yourself. Same way he did." Then he is seen giving Kara a box as a token from Superman.
She opens it and says, "It was the blanket he was wrapped in when he was a baby."
Given that Superman is being mentioned so many times in the trailer, it should not be surprising if appears in the premiere episode to give some superhero advice to his cousin sister.
Also, according to a post on Project Casting, CBS is looking for a DC Comic superhero body double – requesting actors to submit applications under the subject line, Superman.
Check out the completed description of the role's requisite body type and responsibilities:
Look out for Superman when the Supergirl premieres this November. The show will be aired on every Monday at 8pm on the CBS Network.