“Supergirl,” the upcoming CBS DC Comics superhero TV series, was leaked to piracy sites five months early.
The “Supergirl” leak follows a leak of the first four episodes of Game of Thrones season 5 online.
According to Variety, high-quality copies of the pilot for the CBS series “Supergirl” leaked onto file-sharing pirate sites early Friday morning, May 22.
Reports say the episode first came online at approximately 3 a.m.
The pilot isn’t scheduled to air until November.
Variety reports that the leak could be a lapse in security or a marketing campaign.
Networks have released pilots before series debuts as a marketing tool but never this far in advance.
CBS did not make any comment about the leak.
The 1080p HD video is legitimate and had no watermarks, which means the leak didn’t come from a reviewer’s screener copy, according to piracy-tracking firm Excipio.
“Supergirl,” stars Melissa Benoist (“Glee,” “Whiplash”).
is set to anchor CBS’s Monday night lineup for the 2015-16 season.
The official first-look “Supergirl” trailer on YouTube has already been viewed about 11 million times since it was posted May 13.
The first episode of “Supergirl” will tell the story of 24-year-old alien Kara Zor-El from the planet Krypton, who learns to use her superpowers on Earth.
The official synopsis says “This twentysomething tech whiz/Comic-Con stalwart toils for CatCo as a programmer, unaware of his own potential.
Unware of her secret, he carries a torch for Kara, whom he lives next door to.” The new “Supergirl” TV series Supergirl is expected to air on CBS in September 2015.