The release date for Supergirl season 3 — Pending
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Summary and plot
Supergirl is a new superhero action and drama TV series based on a DC Comics character originally created by Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster. The series was developed and produced by Greg Berlanti, Ali Adler and Andrew Kreisberg. The first season debuted on CBS on October 26, 2015, and season 2 premiered on The CW on October 10, 2016.
Supergirl Kara Zor-El / Kara Danvers (Melissa Benoist) is a young superpower-endowed Kryptonian (one of the last surviving ones) on Earth and Superman`s cousin. She is, as any comic superhero, continually in the midst of exciting criminal intrigue, and has to come to terms with her powers as she reveals them for the first time amid an unanticipated disaster. With a little help from her friends she manages to overcome her personal issues, fights Kryptonite and Earth criminals, attempts to distinguish true allies and friends from traitors and will probably save the world a couple of times before the end of the season. Kara`s adoptive sister Alex Danvers (Chyler Leigh), James Olsen (Mehcad Brooks), Kara`s potential romantic interest, Hank Henshaw (David Harewood), a former CIA agent with glowing red eyes, and other characters assist Kara in her pursuits. Having embraced her new identity, Kara is stronger and more focused in the second season. The new chapter begins with the season one cliffhanger getting untangled when she finds an unconscious man in the Kryptonian pod.
Viewership and future prospects
The reception of Supergirl has been generally favorable, with the critics noting Benoist`s sincere performance in the family-friendly superhero saga. The series` premiere came out with phenomenal viewing numbers of 12,95 million same day viewers, and the first installment averaged 7.7 million viewers per episode overall. Following its move to The CW, the show`s viewership predictably plummeted to 3.08 million for the season two premiere. Entertaining and light-hearted, the show has a 6.5/10 IMDb score, denoting mostly positive reception and excellent perspectives of being renewed for a second season, since the numbers are still very impressive for The CW.
UPDATED November 29, 2016: On November 28, 2016 the second season of The CW`s Supergirl has aired its last episode before the Christmas break. The superhero action series` mid-season finale drew a solid audience of 3.51 million viewers and a top-notch 1.1 demo rating. The final scene, which features a mysterious race of aliens looking for Mon-El, set up the upcoming episodes of The Flash, Arrow and Legends of Tomorrow, which together constitute a huge cross-over event under the title of Invasion! The second part of Supergirl`s sophomore installment is scheduled to return on January 16, 2017, so sign up for our automatic updates if you don`t want to miss the midseason return of the adventure show.