The first batch of photos from the upcoming “Supergirl” episode “For The Girl Who Has Everything” have arrived, and it appears as though the adaptation of the classic Superman story will hew very close to the original.
The episode is an adaption of Alan Moore and Dave Gibbons‘ classic Superman story “For the Man Who Has Everything,” which originally appeared as 1985’s “Superman Annual” #11. In the comic, Superman fell victim to an alien plant known as the Black Mercy, a parasite that attaches itself to Superman’s chest and forces him into a catatonic state where he dreams of his perfect life that could have been, had Krypton never exploded. Eventually, the dream turns bad, and Superman overcomes the Black Mercy’s powers.
In the television episode, Supergirl takes the place of her cousin, dreaming of her lost life on Krypton after falling victim to what looks like the show’s version of a Black Mercy.
“For the Man Who Has Everything” was previously adapted as a 2004 episode of the “Justice League Unlimited” animated series.
“Supergirl” airs Mondays at 8 PM on CBS. “For The Girl Who Has Everything” arrives Feb. 8.
“For The Girl Who Has Everything” — Kara’s friends must find a way to save her life when a parasitic alien attaches itself to her and traps her in a dream world where her family is alive and her home planet was never destroyed. Also, Alex, Hank and the DEO must fend off a Kryptonian attack while Kara is out of commission, on SUPERGIRL, Monday, Feb. 8 (8:00-9:00 PM, ET) on the CBS Television Network. Pictured left to right: Sarah Robson, Melissa Benoist, Chyler Leigh and David Harewood Photo: Darren Michaels/Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc. Â© 2016 WBEI. All rights reserved.