High-quality copies of the pilot episode of the CBS ‘Supergirl’ TV series has leaked online as of Friday.
According to reports, the episode is available on 1080p HD format. The first copies appeared 3 a.m. on Friday and in six hours the ‘Supergirl’ pilot had been downloaded more than 120,000 times worldwide.
It’s relatively rare for a pilot for a new TV show to leak out onto piracy sites — especially a full six months in advance of the premiere date. On the one hand, the early leak of “Supergirl” could put a damper on initial ratings. However, it could also serve to drive audience to the show and build buzz leading up to the fall season. TV networks have released pilots in advance of show debuts as a marketing tool but never this far in advance.
‘Supergirl’ television series developed by writer/producers Greg Berlanti, Ali Adler and Andrew Kreisberg set to air on CBS. It is based on the DC Comicscharacter Supergirl (Kara Zor-El), created by Otto Binder and Al Plastino. Supergirl is a costumed superhero who is the biological cousin to Superman and one of the last surviving Kryptonians.
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