Sky 1 has confirmed that Supergirl, the latest comic book inspired series from the producers of The Flash and Arrow, will make its UK debut on October 29th.
The series is made by Berlanti Productions in association with Warner Bros. Television and is based on the classic DC Comics character.
In this all-new TV series the young Kara Zor-El (Melissa Benoist) escaped the doomed planet of Krypton at the same time as her cousin, who would later become known as Superman.
Growing up protected and raised by her adopted family, the Danvers, but in the shadow of her foster sister, she learned to hide the phenomenal powers she shares with her famous cousin, trying so hard to fit in that she doesn’t stand out at all.
But then one day, while living in National City and working as an assistant for media mogul Cat Grant (Calista Flockhart, Ally McBeal), all that changes as she embraces her superhuman abilities to become the hero she was always destined to be: Supergirl.
With the help of Daily Planet photographer James Olsen (Mehcad Brooks, True Blood), her bioengineer sister Alex (Chyler Leigh, Grey’s Anatomy) and the knowledge of the top-secret Department of Extra-Normal Operations and its head Hank Henshaw (David Harewood, Homeland), Supergirl takes to the skies to protect the world from extraterrestrial menace and high-tech villains in this heartfelt, funny and truly spectacular superhero series.
Adam MacDonald, director of Sky 1, commented: “I am delighted to announce Supergirl is coming to Sky 1.
“We’ve already seen in the success of The Flash and Arrow that comic-book characters are a big hit with our customers, and with this fresh, fast-paced new series, we’re giving them another sure-fire superhero smash.”