Fall TV Preview

New Supergirl Trailer Touches Down — Plus: EPs Respond to Costume, Casting Controversies

Look! Up in the sky (or on your computer screen)! It’s Supergirl!

Just before the freshman drama’s cast and producers took the stage at the Television Critics Association summer press tour in Beverly Hills, CBS unveiled a new trailer for its upcoming fall series.

The minute-long video serves as an abridged version of Supergirl‘s first trailer, focusing on Kara’s (Melissa Benoist) midair rescue of a plane — and the consequences that come with it.

During Supergirl‘s TCA panel, executive producer Greg Berlanti addressed initial criticism of the series, including negative reactions to Kara’s Supergirl costume and the somewhat controversial casting of Mehcad Brooks as photog Jimmy Olsen.

“We experience it with any show we introduce. What’s interesting to us is we have a similar formula for all shows,” Berlanti explained. “[When we revealed] the costume for the Green Arrow, there was initial conversation about that. It’s a healthy dialogue — anything that gets people talking about the show in this environment and gets people to check it out.”

Added Geoff Johns, chief creative officer of DC Entertainment: “People have so much passion for this kind of genre, and they’re adapting to this lifestyle. It’s a win no matter what.”

Supergirl takes flight Monday, Oct. 26, at 8:30/7:30c, before moving into its regular Mondays-at-8 time slot on Nov 2. Press PLAY on the latest trailer above, then hit the comments with your thoughts!