New ‘Supergirl’ trailer is more action-focused

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Supergirl Melissa BenoistAfter the first Supergirl trailer, it wasn’t immediately clear whether this would be a superhero show or a romantic comedy. This newest trailer is kind of a condensed version of the previous ones, with a heightened focus on Supergirl being super. Glee’s Melissa Benoist landed the coveted role of Kara Zor-El, gifted with all the Kryptonian powers of her cousin. She’s been hiding who she really is until now.

Andrew Kreisberg and Greg Berlanti, the team behind CW smashes Arrow and The Flash, are bringing this one to CBS with high expectations. There are good and bad aspects of that. It allows for a much bigger budget than what they’d have at CW, which is jointly owned by CBS and Warner Bros. But it will much higher ratings to justify a spot on CBS, which could always be showing an NCIS rerun instead of a superhero drama.

Right now, CBS is on board. As the comic book boom has swept throughout TV and movies, there’s been an outcry for a heroine to take center stage. The Black Widow’s treatment in “The Avengers” movies has come under intense scrutiny, and despite good reviews Agent Carter’s ratings barely justified a second season.

Berlanti told “Variety” CBS Entertainment President Nina Tassler is such a big fan of Supergirl’s concept she cried during the pitch meeting. Here’s the new trailer, perhaps it will bring you to tears as well:

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