CBS unleashes a new, more power-packed Supergirl trailer and video featurette

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May 14, 2015, 3:45 PM EDT (Updated)

It’s a bird! It’s a plane! It’s Superman’s cousin! In the wake of yesterday’s first extended promo for Supergirl, CBS has released a new action-packed trailer, as well as a cool video featurette.

The new trailer is much more serious in tone and features some new scenes, including extended sequences of Kara’s fight with the alien Lumberjack and her use of that ol' Kryptonian heat vision. On the other hand, the video featurette reveals some nice flying action from star Melissa Benoist (who looks like a pro) against a green screen. It also features interviews with executive producers/writers Andrew Kreisberg and Greg Berlanti, executive producer Sarah Schechter, chief creative officer DC Entertainment Geoff Johns and more. Check them out:

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.

Supergirl is set to hit our TV screens in all its comic-book glory this fall. Are you looking forward to the genesis of Kara Zor-El’s Supergirl?

(Spoiler TV via Comic Book Movie)