It's a bird! It's a plane! It's a new "Supergirl" trailer! Not a long one, though -- not like that first look back in May -- and this one does re-use some shots. The CBS series starring Melissa Benoist, premieres Monday, October 26 at 8:30 p.m. ET. The new teaser, which has a more serious tone, re-shows Supergirl's cousin Superman in a kind of godlike glow, as Kara Zor-El's contemporaries talk about both superheroes and "the worst criminals in the galaxy," who have emerged and must be stopped. " Cue our new heroine! As Kara puts it, "Earth doesn't have just one hero anymore. Now it has Supergirl."

Kara's story comes 20 years after Superman wowed the world. DC Entertainment's Chief Creative Officer Geoff Johns told Entertainment Weekly, "He will be a factor in her life, but you won't see him exactly on screen. He's going to be more in the background. But he does play a part in her evolution into a superhero." During the TCAs press tour on August 10, executive producer Andrew Kreisberg added, "There's a tendency with Superman to make him so powerful that there isn't really any danger. There are plenty of things besides Kryptonite that can take [Supergirl] down. It's not to diminish her, it's to make it feel like there's actual jeopardy to the show."

Executive producer Ali Adler also addressed the idea of why she's Supergirl instead of Superwoman. "[That's a] different character. She's Supergirl because she's Supergirl." Executive producer Greg Berlanti added, "We knew going in that Supergirl might imply a younger audience, but we felt we could take a powerful word back and participate in introducing that to a new generation and say that doesn't just mean young or inconsequential. It should be strong and bold. That was our goal. One of the blessings of what we get to do is to introduce it to a new generation and that means changing key elements of the character and still keeping true to the core DNA of the character."

Here's the new "A Hero Will Rise" trailer:



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