Trailers for upcoming DC TV series SUPERGIRL, DC LEGENDS OF TOMORROW

DC continues it’s agressive expansion on television. ARROW, GOTHAM and THE FLASH have all been picked up for additional seasons, TNT is close to ordering a pilot for TEEN TITANS, CW has ordered a season of DC’S LEGENDS OF TOMORROW and CBS is going ahead with SUPERGIRL.

The first trailers have been released for LEGENDS OF TOMORROW and SUPERGIRL. Despite being on different networks, the shows will exist it the same universe as ARROW and THE FLASH and cross overs are expected.

First up is DC’S LEGENDS OF TOMORROW, a show that will feature characters from THE FLASH and ARROW.

When heroes alone are not enough… the world needs legends. Having seen the future, one he will desperately try to prevent from happening, time-traveling rogue Rip Hunter is tasked with assembling a disparate group of both heroes and villains to confront an unstoppable threat — one in which not only is the planet at stake, but all of time itself. Can this ragtag team defeat an immortal threat unlike anything they have ever known? DC’S LEGENDS OF TOMORROW stars Victor Garber (One half of Firestorm); Brandon Routh (Ray Palmer aka The Atom); Arthur Darvill (Rip Hunter); Caity Lotz (Sara Lance, formerly the Black Canary, now the White Canary); Ciarra Renee ( Kendra Saunders aka Hawkgirl); Franz Drameh ( Jay Johnson, described as a mystery hero); with Dominic Purcell (Leonard Snart aka Captain Cold); and Wentworth Miller (Mick Rory aka Heat Wave). Based on the characters from DC Comics, DC’S LEGENDS OF TOMORROW is from Bonanza Productions Inc. in association with Berlanti Productions and Warner Bros. Television, with executive producers Greg Berlanti (“Arrow,” “The Flash,” upcoming “Pan”), Marc Guggenheim (“Arrow,” “Eli Stone,” “Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters”), Andrew Kreisberg (“Arrow,” “The Flash,” “Eli Stone,” “Warehouse 13”) and Sarah Schechter (“Arrow,” “The Flash,” upcoming “Pan”).

I have not been shy about my love for CW’s ARROW and THE FLASH universe, so this is just more magical goodness for me. I really like the continuing expansion of this DC world, but am sad that DC insists on keeping it separate from their film world because, quite frankly, some of this stuff is more interesting than what they are putting on the big screen.

SUPERGIRL was thought to be a long shot, until the head of CBS saw the pilot and was blown away.

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. Greg Berlanti (“The Flash,” “Arrow”), Ali Adler, Sarah Schecter and Andrew Kreisberg are executive producers for Berlanti Productions in association with Warner Bros. Television. The pilot was directed by Glen Winter (“Arrow”).

Reactions online seem to be mixed, I think Benoist is delightful here. Many have complained about DC being to dark, this looks to be lighter fare. And knowing that it exists in the land of ARROW and Flash, I am very curious to see how this unfolds.