First Photo: Tyler Hoechlin as Superman in ‘Supergirl’

Supergirl and Superman First Photo
Melissa Benoist as Supergirl and Tyler Hoechlin as Superman in ‘Supergirl’ (Photo: Frank Ockefels III and Diyah Pera © 2016 The CW Network, LLC.)

The first official photo of Superman in Supergirl has arrived. The photo features Supergirl star Melissa Benoist in her full costume standing next to series newcomer Tyler Hoechlin (Teen Wolf) as Superman in a costume designed by Kiersten Ronning. Superman will be introduced in the beginning of season two. Supergirl will join The CW primetime lineup on October 10, 2016 at 8pm ET/PT after airing season one on CBS.

In addition to Melissa Benoist as Kara Zor-El/Kara Danvers/Supergirl and Hoechlin as Superman/Kal-El/Clark Kent, the Supergirl cast includes Mehcad Brooks as James Olsen, Chyler Leigh as Alex Danvers, Jeremy Jordan as Winn Schott, David Harewood as Hank Henshaw, Calista Flockhart as Cat Grant, Peter Facinelli as Maxwell Lord, and Jenna Dewan Tatum as Lucy Lane.

The Plot: Supergirl is an action-adventure drama based on the DC character Kara Zor-El, 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, 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. She works alongside her friend and IT technician Winn Schott and famous photographer James Olsen, who Grant just hired away from the Daily Planet to serve as her new art director. However, Kara’s days of keeping her talents a secret are over when Hank Henshaw, 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.