Sky 1 to air new Supergirl series

Sky 1 flies in another Superhero!

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Sky 1 has picked up the UK rights to air the much-anticipated new series of Supergirl starring Melissa Benoist (Whiplash, Glee).

Born on the doomed planet of Krypton, the young Kara Zor-El (Benoist) escaped 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 FlockhartAlly 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 BrooksTrue 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.

The superhero drama – based on the characters from DC Comics – is made by Berlanti Productions (The Flash, Arrow) in association with Warner Bros. Television.

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.”

Supergirl, will premiere on Sky 1 on Thursday, 29th October at 8pm.