‘Supergirl’ Comic-Con Interview: Melissa Benoist Previews Kara’s ‘Coming of Age’ Story

While superhero shows are no stranger to the small screen these days, superhero shows with a female lead aren’t at all common. In fact, they were nonexistent. Until Supergirl.

So it’s no wonder why there’s so much excitement surrounding this small screen adaptation of the beloved Supergirl, played by the incredible Melissa Benoist who literally IS Supergirl (read our pilot review here).

We spoke to Benoist at San Diego Comic-Con and she talked about the show, including how the show is very much a “coming of age” story for Kara, her favorite part about playing Kara, and the importance of having a strong, lead female superhero for women to look up to.

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

Stay tuned to Fangirlish for more with the cast and producers of Supergirl from Comic-Con.

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