Last week we were finally treated with a first look at the upcoming Supergirl TV series in a debut trailer released by CBS.

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The 6-minute trailer shows Glee star, Melissa Benoist as Kara Zor-El (aka Supergirl) as an alien with super human abilities trying to survive in the big city. The trailer takes us through the moment Kara was sent to Earth from the planet Krypton in a pod that suspended her age until she safely landed on the planet. Once she touches down her cousin, Superman (aka Clark Kent, aka Kal El) drags her from the wreckage and presents her to her new human family.

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The trailer goes on to show how Kara is struggling to come to grips with her superpowers and how to control them, while at the same time she is pursuing a job at a government agency which focusses on the threats extraterrestrials present to Earth.

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There are many other cool characters that will be part of the Supergirl TV show, like Kara‘s fierce female boss, Cat Grant (played by Calista Flockhart) and Superman‘s photographer, James “Jimmy” Olsen (played by Mehcad Brooks).

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But the most exciting actors to feature in the show is Dean Cain who played Superman/Clark Kent in the 90s TV show, Lois and Clark as well as Helen Slater who portrayed Supergirl in the 1984 movie about Superman’s cousin. Cain and Slater will portray Fred and Sylvia Danvers, Kara‘s adopted human family, with Chyler Leigh portraying Alex, Kara‘s adoptive sister.

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We also find out that Cat Grant is the one responsible for the name “Supergirl” according to this new Supergirl TV series when she Tweets about an anoymous vigilante with the hashtag #Supergirl. We like that they’ve added a modern twist to the show and we also love how strong the females are portrayed with Grant proclaiming:

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What do you think is so bad about “girl”? I’m a girl and your boss. I’m powerful and rich, and hot and smart. So if you perceive Supergirl as anything less than excellent, isn’t the real problem you?