Supergirl lands on UK TV this October
James R | On 15, Oct 2015
Supergirl will land in the UK this month, Sky has announced. The series, which follows the cousin of Superman, has been given a UK air date of Thursday 29th October, when it will fly onto Sky 1.
The channel has already built up a following among comic book fans, with both Arrow and The Flash returning this week for their new seasons. Now, they will be joined by a new face on the TV block: Kara Zor-El (Melissa Benoist, Whiplash).
Growing up protected and raised by her adopted family, the Danvers, but in the shadow of her foster sister, Kara hides the powers she shares with her famous cousin, but as she lives in National City and works as an assistant for media mogul Cat Grant (Calista Flockhart, Ally McBeal), all that changes as she embraces her superhuman abilities.
Benoist is joined by Mehcad Brooks as Daily Planet photographer James Olsen and Chyler Leigh as her bioengineer sister, Alex, plus Homeland’s David Harewood as the head of the top-secret Department of Extra-Normal Operations.
The show, which is produced by Berlanti Productions (The Flash, Arrow) in association with Warner Bros. Television, will premiere at 8pm on 29th October, when it will also be available for NOW users to watch online.
The VOD platform, which is owned by Sky, offers access to pay-TV channels both live and on-demand without the need for a lengthy contract. As well as Sky 1 (offering both of The CW’s other shows, Arrow and The Flash), NOW’s “Entertainment Membership” includes Sky Atlantic (The Affair Seasons 1 and 2) and FOX UK for £6.99 a month.
Indeed, Supergirl’s arrival adds to a packed month for NOW subscribers, which also includes Season 6 of The Walking Dead (Seasons 1 to 5 are available for binge catch-ups) and American Horror Story: Hotel.
Here’s a trailer for Supergirl – or, for more information on NOW, click here.
A new hero takes to the skies tonight on @Sky1. Take an exclusive sneak peek at #Supergirl before the 8pm premiere. https://t.co/MMtS24Z2AW
— Sky 1 (@sky1) October 29, 2015
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