As we move towards the tail end of the summer, Warner Bros. Television is hard at work putting together a full slate of shows for the fall season. DC Comics fans can look forward to season four of Arrow, sophomore seasons of The Flash and Gotham, and the first seasons of Lucifer and Supergirl. The latter show began filming its second episode this week, and a behind-the-scenes featurette promised a lot of spectacle on the way.
Supergirl stars Melissa Benoist as Kara Zor-El, a Kryptonian trying to live a normal life on Earth while her famous cousin soaks up fame and glory. Supergirl has the same powers as Superman – she’s nearly invincible, has super-strength and super-speed, and can fly – but keeps her abilities hidden until a near-disaster forces her to use them in front of everybody and take on a new role as a superhero.
In the pilot episode of Supergirl, which has leaked online and was also screened at San Diego Comic-Con this year, Kara uses her powers to catch and safely land a plane that’s about to crash. Compared to that feat, lifting an ambulance with one hand isn’t such a big deal, but that’s exactly what Kara is doing in a new batch of Supergirl set photos that have appeared on a Melissa Benoist fan site.
These photos are presumably from the second episode of Supergirl, which is being filmed in Los Angeles. When she’s not effortlessly holding up heavy vehicles, Benoist can be seen getting the superhero hair treatment from a wind machine, walking her pet dog Milli and having lip gloss reapplied.
Supergirl also stars Mehcad Brooks, Chyler Leigh, David Harewood, Jeremy Jordan and Calista Flockhart, and showrunner duties fall to Ali Adler (Chuck) and The CW’s Andrew Kreisberg and Greg Berlanti (Arrow). In the comic books Kara is mostly based in Metropolis, but in order to avoid including Superman as a prominent character Supergirl‘s Kara will instead be the protector of National City, a new location created for the TV show. “National City General Hospital” can be seen on the side of the ambulance.
We hope to bring you more sneak peeks into the making of Supergirl as production continues, and you can catch the show on TV later this year.
Supergirl premieres on CBS at 8:30 p.m. EST on October 26th, 2015. It will air at 8 p.m. EST on Mondays thereafter.