'Supergirl' Going Directly To Series: Expect First Trailer On May 14


Great news for DC Comics fans: CBS' Supergirl series is not only expected to get picked up for a full season, but we'll get our first official trailer for the show on May 14.

Although recent rumors had Supergirl bypassing CBS entirely and getting thrown over to the CW, Variety reports that this simply isn't the case: Superman's favorite cousin is staying with CBS.

According to Variety, although it seems that Supergirl would fit in better with that network's programming (it's already airing DC's The Flash and Arrow), its production costs are too high for the CW. Not only does CBS have a bigger budget for TV series, but it could also garner more profit there.

Although, many argue that CBS' target audience generally is too old to appreciate superhero dramas, it seems that the network plans on taking a chance on pulling in some younger viewers with its series about the Kryptonian character.

Variety also reported that Supergirl will also likely go directly to series on CBS and that the first trailer for the show debuts on May 14 at an event where CBS plans on showing off some of its new projects.

CBS cast Glee's Melissa Benoist as Supergirl back in January, and since then we've seen photos of Benoist in costume as Kara Zor-El.

CBS Entertainment Chairman Nina Tassler also spoke recently about the plot of the series, focusing more on Kara's experiences as a young woman slowly becoming an adult.

"[She's] a very strong, independent young woman," said Tassler to Entertainment Weekly. "She's coming into her own. She's dealing with family issues. She's dealing with work issues. It's a female empowerment story."

Supergirl will be the only current female-led superhero series on television when the series finally debuts, hopefully this fall, unless, of course, we get a second season of Agent Carter on ABC. Supergirl joins other current comic book-related series on the small screen, including Arrow, The Flash, iZombie, Agents of SHIELD, Daredevil and Constantine.

It's even likely that Supergirl will share the same universe as the CW's Arrow and The Flash, and producers of all three shows haven't ruled out crossover episodes.

However, it is still uncertain whether Kara's cousin, Superman, will appear on the Supergirl series, but it's unlikely as Warner Brothers doesn't seem to like its superheroes being featured on TV and in film at the same time. Superman will appear next in next year's Superman v Batman.

[Photo Credit: CBS]

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