In the promo, National City’s latest savior – dubbed “the mystery flying woman" – is making headlines following a daring rescue, but Kara (aka Supergirl) isn’t happy about her alter ego's new name. In fact, she has quite the problem with it.
“Supergirl?! We can’t name her that!” Kara (Melissa Benoist) exclaims as she barges into the immaculate office of her boss, media giant Cat Grant (Calista Flockhart). “Shouldn’t you be called … Super-woman?”
And so begins the wrath of Cat.
“What do you think is so bad about girl? I’m a girl and your boss and powerful and rich and hot and smart. So if you perceive Supergirl as anything less than excellent, isn’t the real problem … you?”
Benoist recently spoke about taking on the tall task of stepping into the superhero universe.
“It’s a daunting feeling in the best way because obviously it feels like a responsibility but I love that I can do it in this way -- that she’s quirky and kind of weird and flawed and funny in a way that Kara [Zor-El] is discovering herself right now when we meet her in the pilot,” Benoist told ETonline at Comic-Con. “I’m glad I can show girls that you can do anything that you want to do.”
Supergirl, which co-stars Mehcad Brooks, Jeremy Jordan, Chyler Leigh and David Harewood, is about to get vampy with Twilight’s Peter Facinellijoining as DC character Maxwell Lord, a tech titan fascinated by Supergirl. Something tells us things are going to get dicey.
Supergirl premieres Oct. 26 at 8:30 p.m. ET/PT on CBS.