Last night was a very good night for CBS and Supergirl as the premiere episode landed 12.9 million viewers in the live realm with a lot more expected in the timeshifting ahead. With a 3.2 rating, the show is currently the number one series debut for the season. This bests NBC’s Blindspot with its 10.6 million for drama while the comedy Life in Pieces previous topped in sitcoms with 11.3 million as it followed The Big Bang Theory.
Additionally, CBS has let loose with a new two-minute promo showing off what’s to come this season from the series.
The pilot was written by Greg Berlanti and Ali Adler. Berlanti has been responsible for both Arrow and The Flash on The CW. CBS has a thirteen episode order for the fall 2015 season. It stars Melissa Benoist as Kara, Mehcad Brooks Brooks, Davide Harewood as Hank Henshaw, Chyler Leigh as Alexandra Danvers, Laura Benanti as Alura Zor-El and Calista Flockhart as Cat Grant. Dean Cain and Helen Slater are guest starring in the pilot.
Plot concept: The series centers on Kara Zor-El (Benoist). Born on the planet Krypton, Kara Zor-El escaped amid its destruction years ago. Since arriving on Earth, she’s been hiding the powers she shares with her famous cousin, Superman. But now at age 24, she decides to embrace her superhuman abilities and be the hero she was always meant to be.