Finally, a trailer for CBS’s ‘Supergirl’

The feminist superhero crime procedural of our dreams is finally here.


Aja Romano


Published May 13, 2015   Updated May 28, 2021, 8:26 pm CDT

The day has come: We finally have a glimpse of CBS’s long-awaited entry into the superhero battle. Supergirl, the much-touted crime procedural-slash-“female empowerment story” starring Melissa Benoist, is here.

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If ever a trailer, in all its seven-minute glory, spoke for itself, it’s this one. This show looks incredible.

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The trailer comes hard on the heels of the news that the show will be going up against Fox’s Gotham on Monday nights beginning in November. Given that Supergirl is a consciously feminist drama already being compared to The Good Wife, and Gotham is a nigh-incoherent villain smorgasbord with no discernible narrative to speak of, we can already tell you where our eyes will be glued come fall.

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*First Published: May 13, 2015, 7:23 pm CDT