Since the announcement that Supergirl was finally being given her own TV show, many DC Comics fans in the UK have been wondering where they will be able to watch it.
With the delay of shows being broadcast in the UK such as Marvel’s Agent Carter earlier this year, which finally found a home in the UK six months after the US airing, some fans of Superman’s cousin have been concerned the same might happen.
Luckily, the Kryptonian heroine has found a home alongside fellow DC characters, The Flash and Arrow, on Sky 1. It makes sense that the show would be picked up by the channel given that Berlanti Productions, the team behind the other two shows, is also responsible for Supergirl.
The great news is there will be very little delay between the US and UK airings, only days apart as Supergirl premieres on Sky 1 on Thursday 29 October at 8pm.
Adam MacDonald, director of Sky 1, commented: “I am delighted to announce Supergirl is coming to Sky 1. We’ve already seen in the success of The Flash and Arrow that comic-book characters are a big hit with our customers, and with this fresh, fast-paced new series, we’re giving them another sure-fire superhero smash.”
Born on the doomed planet of Krypton, the young Kara Zor-El (Melissa Benoist, Whiplash, Glee) escaped at the same time as her cousin, who would later become known as Superman.
Growing up protected and raised by her adopted family, the Danvers, but in the shadow of her foster sister, she learned to hide the phenomenal powers she shares with her famous cousin, trying so hard to fit in that she doesn’t stand out at all. But then one day, while living in National City and working as an assistant for media mogul Cat Grant (Calista Flockhart, Ally McBeal), all that changes as she embraces her superhuman abilities to become the hero she was always destined to be: Supergirl.
With the help of Daily Planet photographer James Olsen (Mehcad Brooks, True Blood), her bioengineer sister Alex (Chyler Leigh, Grey’s Anatomy) and the knowledge of the top-secret Department of Extra-Normal Operations and its head Hank Henshaw (David Harewood, Homeland), Supergirl takes to the skies to protect the world from extraterrestrial menace and high-tech villains in this heartfelt, funny and truly spectacular superhero series.