The superhero drama “Supergirl” premiered on CBS last year to impressive ratings and general critical acclaim. This past May, Warner Bros. Television announced that they had renewed “Supergirl” for a 22-episode second season, but that the series would move to The CW. Now, The CW has announced that they will broadcast the complete first season of “Supergirl” ahead of the second season premiere this October, airing two episodes each week starting Monday August 1st so that folks can catch up on what they have missed.
The series follows Kara Danvers (Melissa Benoist), originally named Kara Zor-El, an alien sent by her parents from Krypton to look after her infant cousin Kal-El, aka Superman. But en route to Earth, she was thrown off course by the explosion from Krypton’s destruction and forced into the Phantom Zone where she remained frozen in time for 24 years. When she eventually lands on Earth, Superman helps her out of her craft and tells her to live with the Danvers family so she can live a normal life. Years later, Kara desperately wants to be like her cousin, but has hid her powers believing that the world doesn’t need another hero. The series follows Kara as she embraces her destiny and protects Earth from alien injustice. The series also stars Mehcad Brooks (“Desperate Housewives”), Chyler Leigh (“Grey’s Anatomy”), Jeremy Jordan (“The Last Five Years”), David Harewood (“Homeland”), and Calista Flockhart (“Ally McBeal”).
The second season of “Supergirl” will premiere on October 10th on The CW.