CBS’ latest superhero series “Supergirl” is getting a second season, but on a different network. Supergirl will join her friend “The Flash” on the CW when the series picks up again next year.
The series has been a steady performer in the last few weeks, but CBS is moving the show to The CW network to make room for a few new series headed to the network over the next few months. The crossover episode with Supergirl meeting the Flash was one of the season’s highest rated episodes.
The show follows Kara Zor-El, Superman’s (Kal-El) cousin who, after 12 years of keeping her powers a secret on Earth, decides to finally embrace her superhuman abilities and be the hero she was always meant to be.
In the show twelve-year-old Kara escaped the doomed planet Krypton (which is getting its own pre-explosion series on SyFy) with her parents’ help at the same time as the infant Kal-El.
Protected and raised on Earth by her foster family, the Danvers, Kara grew up in the shadow of her foster sister, Alex, and learned to conceal the phenomenal powers she shares with her famous cousin in order to keep her identity a secret. Years later at 24, Kara lives in National City assisting media mogul and fierce taskmaster Cat Grant.
Supergirl works alongside her friend and IT technician Winn Schott and famous photographer James Olsen, who Grant just hired away from the Daily Planet to serve as her new art director. However, Kara’s days of keeping her talents a secret are over when Hank Henshaw, head of a super-secret agency where her sister also works, enlists her to help them protect the citizens of National City from sinister threats. Though Kara will need to find a way to manage her newfound empowerment with her very human relationships, her heart soars as she takes to the skies as Supergirl to fight crime.