Catch Season 2 same day as US telecast
By Ed Ciby
On October 10th, HOOQ premieres Supergirl’s season 2 on the same day as the US telecast, giving its fans immediate access to one of Hollywood TV’s hottest shows on the device of their choice. This is a follow up to Supergirl season 1 which also debuted last year on HOOQ as an SVOD Exclusive.
“Supergirl is the best performing content on Hooq. That’s probably why we got the permission to a media premiere screening ahead of the US telecast. It’s in an encrypted file, that’s timed, so we can only watch it within the time allowed time frame. Hooq is owned by Warner Bros,” shared Philippine marketing manager Sheila Paul.
In 2015, the hit DC shows Arrow, the Flash and Gotham launched on HOOQ and these quickly became the constantly top viewed content. The next step was to complete the DC shows library and leverage on the “age of superheroes” in film and TV. HOOQ quickly closed SVOD distribution rights to Supergirl, which launched its maiden season in October 2015, and was available on HOOQ within 24 hours of its US telecast.
In July 2016, The Flash, Gotham and Arrow were updated to their latest seasons while additional DC TV shows such as Legends of Tomorrow and Lucifer also premiered on HOOQ as SVOD exclusives.
Supergirl is an American superhero action-adventure drama television series developed by Ali Adler, Greg Berlanti and Andrew Kreisberg which premiered on October 26, 2015. Based on the DC character, Supergirl aka Kara Zor-El (series star MELISSA BENOIST) decides to embrace her superhuman abilities and become the hero she was always meant to be on Warner Bros. Television series, SUPERGIRL.
When she was 12 years old, Kara Zor-El escaped the doomed planet Krypton and was sent to earth where she was protected and raised by her foster parents, Jeremiah and Eliza Danvers (guest stars DEAN CAIN and HELEN SLATER) and her foster sister, Alex (series star CHYLER LEIGH). Under their supervision, Kara learned to conceal the phenomenal powers she shares with her famous cousin, Superman, in order to keep her identity a secret.
Years later, Kara was living a "normal" life in National City, assisting media mogul and fierce taskmaster Cat Grant (recurring guest star CALISTA FLOCKHART) and working beside her friend and IT technician Winn Schott (series star JEREMY JORDAN) and famous Daily Planet photographer James Olsen (series star MEHCAD BROOKS), who Grant hired away from Metropolis. When Alex's life was threatened in a plane crash, Kara took to the sky to rescue her. In the aftermath, Kara decided she could no longer sit on the sidelines and revealed herself as Supergirl.
In Season One, Supergirl soared fighting crime and battling various villains, chief among them two Kryptonians who were intent on destroying earth, but she has yet to find that same purpose as Kara Danvers.
In the upcoming Season Two, Kara leaves the safety of being Cat Grant's assistant in order to figure out what she really wants to do, while as Supergirl she continues to work at the DEO, protecting the citizens of National City and searching for Jeremiah and Cadmus. Along the way, she will team up with Superman (guest star TYLER HOECHLIN) to battle new villains, as she strives to balance her personal life with her life as a superhero.
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