The number of superhero programs will expand in the 2015-2016 season, as CBS enters the superhero fray with Supergirl, and earlier today we got our first sneak peak with a 6 plus minute trailer of Supergirl. (Which is awesome. Kidos to CBS for putting the footage online.)
I am really excited for Supergirl for a number of reasons.
1. It's being produced by the team of Greg Berlanti, Allison Adler, and Andrew Kreisberg. The same great team that has brought Arrow, The Flash, and the forthcoming Legends of Tomorrow to the small screen. That alone is enough for me to check the show out.
2. A superhero for women. For too long, the superhero genre has been dominated by the guys. It's long overdue that a female superhero is presented to the public so that young female fans can have a hero that they can relate to. And the best part, the show creators are not simply making Supergirl an overtly sexualized object. Based on the footage in the extended trailer, they are presenting her as a human being, and relatable.
3. It's bright and fun. A long held complaint against DC films and TV is that they are too dark, humorless, and gritty. Well Supergirl doesn't look like it will have that problem. Supergirl appears to be is bright, humorous, full of cool action sequences, and sprinkled with a little bit of that old Superman mythos.
4. It's another superhero show. It doesn't matter if it is Marvel or DC, it's all superheros. So in my book, it's all good.