Kara Zor-El comes to Earth in first trailer from CBS’s new Supergirl series

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May 13, 2015, 7:00 PM EDT (Updated)

The CBS network has debuted the first extended trailer for its latest DC Comics-based series, Supergirl, and it looks like a nice mix of day-in-the-life stuff from Superman's cousin Kara Zor-El (Melissa Benoist) as she navigates the workplace — then takes off to rescue a crashing plane in the evening. It's a fascinating, and very different, mix (kind of The Devil Wears Prada meets Argo City), and looks like a good version of what that aborted Wonder Woman series was trying to be.

Judging by the footage here, the series will track Kara's genesis as she learns how to use her powers and overcomes her doubts to embrace the career track of her much more famous cousin. There are also an absolute ton of Superman nods, as there should be, but it looks like Kara can definitely stand on her own. There's also a hint of other extraterrestrial threats lingering around the corner, and a mysterious government program tracking them.

Oh, and it looks like Mechad Brooks kills it as a more mature -- and, dare we say it, cool - Jimmy James Olsen. 

Check out the trailer below and let us know what you think:

Supergirl debuts this fall on CBS. Will you be watching?

(Via CBS)