Kara Danvers

New ‘Supergirl’ Featurette: Meet a New Kind of Hero

Get ready to meet a new kind of hero in this new featurette for CBS’s Supergirl.

The new video features interviews with cast members Melissa Benoist, Calista Flockhart, and Jeremy Jordan, as well as producers Andrew Kreisberg, Greg Berlanti, and Ali Adler, as they discuss the appeal of Supergirl.


“It’s such a different story,” Kreisberg said of the difference between Kara and her cousin Superman, who arrived on Earth when he was a baby as opposed to Kara’s landing when she was 13 years old.

“Her past is so sad and so tragic, I think it really informs how she becomes the hero she is,” Benoist says. “That’s such a beautiful thing about her is that she’s so hopeful — this beacon of hope — and she’s so hungry to do good and truly do good.”

Supergirl premieres Monday, Oct. 26 at 8:30/7:30c on CBS.

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