I knew it! Melissa Benoist is joining the boys club as Supergirl is set to move to a different channel and a different country for season 2. The CW, after renewing most of its signature shows, had yet to pick up something new… until now.
This comes as no surprise to anyone as fans had been saying that Supergirl should have been on The CW from the start. Same creators, same universe (parallel universe), same youthful feel, and same audience as Arrow, The Flash, and DC’s Legends of Tomorrow. Supergirl had lower than expected ratings, jumping up when Grant Gustin sped his way through a time breach to National City. Even I had to stop and binge instead of watch every week, as it went up against Gotham and Bates Motel. Here’s hoping Supergirl gets paired with one of the others, as there is room for one more on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays (The Flash-iZombie-Arrow-Supernatural-Legends-of-Tomorrow-?). Does not have to be in that order. Is The CW hiring a programmer?
With the move to the sister channel, comes a move to Vancouver where the other DC shows are based. And you know what that means…
SUPERGIRL is an action-adventure drama based on the DC Comics character Kara Zor-El, Superman’s (Kal-El) cousin who, after 12 years of keeping her powers a secret on Earth, decides to finally embrace her superhuman abilities and be the hero she was always meant to be. Twelve-year-old Kara escaped the doomed planet Krypton with her parents’ help at the same time as the infant Kal-El. Protected and raised on Earth by her foster family, the Danvers, Kara grew up in the shadow of her foster sister, Alex, and learned to conceal the phenomenal powers she shares with her famous cousin in order to keep her identity a secret. Years later at 24, Kara lives in National City assisting media mogul and fierce taskmaster Cat Grant. She works alongside her friend and IT technician Winn Schott and famous photographer James Olsen, who Grant just hired away from the Daily Planet to serve as her new art director. However, Kara’s days of keeping her talents a secret are over when Hank Henshaw, head of a super-secret agency where her sister also works, enlists her to help them protect the citizens of National City from sinister threats. Though Kara will need to find a way to manage her newfound empowerment with her very human relationships, her heart soars as she takes to the skies as Supergirl to fight crime.