The pilot for the upcoming CBS show, inspired by DC comic book hero Supergirl, has been leaked online.
Yep, only a week after CBS released its “First Look” trailer for the show and now the first episode, in its entirety, is doing the rounds on the internet. Good news for those who were impressed by the first trailer and wanted to see more, not so good news for the studio.
Well, actually it might be good news for them too, given the reception.
Reactions from those who’ve actually downloaded the pilot (those scoundrels!) have been surprisingly positive. Especially considering there was a lot of criticism of the trailer for its unfortunate similarity to the SNL Black Widow parody. The consensus seems to be that the show is definitely worth a watch.
Of course we here at Geek Retreat would NEVER have watched a leaked pilot. No, that would be wrong and we’re very well behaved.
But if we had seen it…
We’d say that is was actually a pretty fun watch. Obviously the pilot has normal pilot issues, expositions and sometimes clumsy introductions. On the whole, it’s quite charming, if a little silly. But of course we haven’t seen it so you should completely ignore that.
The official Supergirl synopsis:
“SUPERGIRL is an action-adventure drama based on the DC Comics character Kara Zor-El (Melissa Benoist), 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. Twelve-year-old Kara escaped the doomed planet Krypton 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 (Chyler Leigh), 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 (Golden Globe Award winner Calista Flockhart), who just hired the Daily Planet’s former photographer, James Olsen (Mehcad Brooks), as her new art director.
However, Kara’s days of keeping her talents a secret are over when Hank Henshaw (David Harewood), 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.