Supergirl Chases a Kryptonian Fugitive

CBS has released these new images and a plot summary for the second episode of SUPERGIRL, “Stronger Together,” airing tomorrow, Nov. 2.

Here’s the official episode synopsis:

When Kara’s attempts to help National City don’t go according to plan, she must put aside the doubts that she — and the city’s media — has about her abilities in order to capture an escapee from the Kryptonian prison, Fort Rozz. Also, Cat pressures James to use his connection to Superman to get her an interview with Supergirl.

The episode marks the show’s debut in its regular time slot, 8 p.m. Mondays.

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Villainous Red Tornado on SUPERGIRL Will Be… Red

CBS’ upcoming SUPERGIRL series will be dipping into comic book lore and adapting four-color characters for the small screen. Among them will be the complicated evil-turned-good android Red Tornado — whose powers are about what you’d expect from his name.

Now we have our first look at the live-action Red Tornado, and I can tell you… well, he’s red. I’m really concerned about the… texture of this synthetic life form. Are the designers trying to make it look like he’s covered in some kind of rough fabric? Is it supposed to be cardboard? Specialized body armor? Is it supposed to look like his parts are cheaply spray-painted?
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New SUPERGIRL Trailer Shows Off Enemies & Abilities

SUPERGIRL will not premiere on CBS for more than a month yet, so, in order to keep fans interested in the face of GOTHAM and FLASH and ARROW, CBS has released a new SUPERGIRL trailer that showcases some of the more colorful elements of the series.

These include Supergirl (Melissa Benoist) demonstrating her powers and views of villains such as Maxwell Lord (Peter Facinelli), Reactron (Chris Browning), Vartox (Owain Yeoman) and Hellgrammite (Justice Leak).

 

So there we saw Kara Zor-El’s heat vision and super breath, and we now know that James Olsen (Mehcad Brooks) and Winn Schott (Jeremy Jordan) both know Kara’s secret identity.

I’m not a fan of the more humanized Hellgrammite, but then again, there was probably not much chance of a centipede-looking dude making it on air.

Still, I have high hopes for this series.

SUPERGIRL debuts Monday, Oct. 26, on CBS.

SUPERGIRL TV Series Uniform Unveiled

Here is the first look at what Melissa Benoist will be wearing when she appears as the title character in CBS’ upcoming SUPERGIRL pilot. It’s clearly a version of the fighting togs worn by Henry Cavill in Man of Steel.

And I think that’s the point: DC Comics/Warner Bros want to establish a brand, and so they have to have a consistent look. If Supergirl’s uniform were all bright and cheery, that would conflict with the established grim-and-gritty feel of Superman’s look. Let’s just hope that Kara Zoe-El doesn’t go around casually breaking necks whenever it’s convenient,  like her cousin.
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SUPERGIRL Seeking a Superman — Sort of

SupergirlweriesThat planned CBS SUPERGIRL series is looking for someone for portray the title character’s cousin, Superman.

Technically, the show is looking for a Kal-El “body double,” so Superman might only be seen from a distance or in silhouette, as opposed to actually having lines.

According to ProjectCasting.com, the production is looking for someone “5-foot-11 or taller” and “square-jawed,” with “a ripped physique” be portray the double of a “DC Comic Superhero.” How mysterious! But then again, interested parties are told to respond via e-mail with “Superman” in the subject line.

The cast already includes Melissa Benoist as Supergirl, Mehcad Brooks as Jimmy Olsen and Laura Benanti as Alura Zor-El.