SupergirlMelissa Benoist looks like she's ready for some good, old-fashioned comic book action in these first photos from "Supergirl." The CBS TV show, which stars Benoist as Kara Zor-El, begins production this week. Fans had already deduced that filming would begin sometime in March, based on a handful of casting calls in the Los Angeles area, so there's sure to be more news coming from comic book buffs in the weeks to come.

Supergirl's super costume was designed by Oscar winner Colin Atwood, who said, "In designing Supergirl, I wanted to embrace the past, but more importantly, thrust her into the street-style action hero of today." That cape looks like a little bit of a liability when it comes to hand-to-hand combat, but we'll take an Oscar-winning costume designer's word over our limited street fighting experience.

There is currently no premiere date for "Supergirl."