The Supergirl pilot that debuted last night on CBS a lot of weight on its shoulders. The show tells the story of Kara Zor-El, played by Melissa Benoist, as she escapes Superman’s shadow and comes into her own as National City’s first superhero. It is the network’s first major superhero endeavor, the first superhero show led be a solo female in more than 40 years and the pilot had a lot of ground to cover, attempting to endear characters to new viewers while also trying to re-envision elements of the mythos without alienating established comics fans. Does it succeed? The Beat is here to tell you with a hard hitting roundtable. We’ve always wanted to have one of those.
In a pretty nice piece of marketing, CBS is aiming squarely at the young women demographic for the upcoming Supergirl, and to highlight that they invited 400 mother and daughters to view a sneak preview of the first episode. In doing so, they also got a nice surprise, which you’ll see in the short video […]
Just when you think the news is going to slow down for the weekend, we’ve got one more item of interest. Warner Bros. has just released the first full costume shots of Melissa Benoist as Kara Zor-El/Supergirl in promotion of the upcoming new series. Oscar-winning costume designer Colleen Atwood (Alice in Wonderland, Chicago, Memoirs of […]
A weekend round-up of assorted entertainment headlines just before the Oscars
When Melissa Benoist was cast as Supergirl last week for the CBS upcoming superhero drama of the same name, I had a feeling the Jimmy Olsen announcement could only be a few days away, given that the auditions for both roles were held pretty closely together. Like magic, we now have a new Jimmy […]
CBS has found the lead of their first superhero adaptation since The Flash debuted in 1990. Melissa Benoist, who appeared most recently in the indie hit Whiplash, has been tapped for the role of Kara Zor-El in Supergirl, making her the third live action version of the character, following Helen Slater (Supergirl) and […]