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You don't need to look up into the sky to see TV's Supergirl, we've got your first look right here. Glee's Melissa Beniost is in her full super glory as Supergirl in the CBS series of the same name.

The Supergirl costume hails from Oscar winner Colleen Atwood, the woman responsible for the superhero duds on The Flash and Arrow. "In designing Supergirl, I wanted to embrace the past, but more importantly, thrust her into the street-style action hero of today," Atwood said in a statement.

Tights and a skirt!

Production begins on the pilot from Greg Berlanti, Ali Adler, Andrew Kreisberg and Sarah Schechter this week. Glen Winter is directing.


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The show follows Kara Zor-El of the planet Krypton. She arrived on Earth years ago, but she's been hiding her powers. She's now 24 and is ready to embrace her superhuman abilities and "become the hero she was destined to be."

Supergirl also stars Calista Flockhart, Chyler Leigh, Mehcad Brooks, Dean Cain and Helen Slater.

"We're watching an evolution with regard to the way superhero characters are portrayed. There's a humanity, they're flawed, there's a relatability," CBS boss Nina Tassler told press at TCA about the new show. "I think for our network, what we responded to was her humanity...the other characters on the show as well. These are all things that made her imminently relatable and made the story exciting, made it an adventure."

No premiere date has been set.

Of course, we had to update our ranking of the best and worst superhero costumes to ever grace the small screen after seeing Supergirl's new look. Check out our updated gallery to find out where Benoist's take landed!

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