CBS ‘Supergirl’ Goes Dark in First Official Costume Photos

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Now that production on CBS’ Supergirl series has formally gotten up, up and underaway, our first look at Glee star Melissa Benoist as our new Kara Zor-El has floated safely to Earth. See Supergirl go Man of Steel dark with our first photos of the new CBS series’ costume!

As designed by Oscar-winner Colleen Atwood (the same behind Arrow and The Flash suits), CBS’ Supergirl borrows a page or two from Henry Cavill’s Man of Steel costume with a darker, scaly tone and muted colors. Also notable is that Kara’s new look keeps conservatively covered, right down to the stockings, where most comic treatments of Supergirl often showcase skin on the legs or midriff.

Said Atwood of the design:

In designing Supergirl, I wanted to embrace the past, but more importantly, thrust her into the street-style action hero of today,

Most recently adding Iron Man villain Faran Tahir, former Super-stars Dean Cain and Helen Slater, Chyler Leigh as Kara’s sister Alex, David Harewood as Hank Henshaw/Cyborg Superman, Calista Flockhart as Cat Grant, Laura Benanti as Kara’s Kryptonian mother Alura and True Blood star Mehcad Brooks as an older rendition of Jimmy Olsen, here’s how CBS formally describes the new series:

Based on the DC Comics character, the drama tells the story of Kara Zor-El, who was born on the planet Krypton, but escaped amid its destruction years ago. Since arriving on Earth, she’s been hiding the powers she shares with her famous cousin Superman. But now, at age 24, she decides to embrace her superhuman abilities and be the hero she was always meant to be.

CBS’ Supergirl is also looking to cast the aforementioned Lumberjack and the rest of Kara’s adopted family the Danvers, as well as a Super body double for a brief cameo. Arrow producer Greg Berlanti and No Ordinary Family’s Ali Adler will write the script and executive produce, joined by CW superhero producer Andrew Kreisberg.

As with DC’s approach to movies and TV thus far, the new Supergirl series will establish its own independent continuity, outside of Arrow and The Flash, or the inevitable Justice League movie, as CBS boss Nina Tassler previously downplayed the possibility of any CW crossover.

You can check out Supergirl‘s dark new CBS look below, and stay tuned for the latest on the new fall series!

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