Melissa Benoit Cast as ‘Supergirl’

Posted in The Screening Room by - January 22, 2015
- via TVLine

– via TVLine

The Hollywood Reporter states that Melissa Benoit, of Glee and Whiplash fame, will play the cousins of Superman, Supergirl. The series is set to premiere on CBS, and there are rumors of potential crossovers with CW’s Arrow and The Flash. 

While no firm release date has yet to be given, it appears 2015 will likely see the premiere of Supergirl. Interestingly enough, CBS now joins CW and ABC as major networks carrying a superhero centric show based on a relatively established property. The Hollywood Reporter has this series summary for Supergirl:

The hourlong drama, which received a hefty series commitment, centers on Kara Zor-El, Superman’s cousin, who was born on the planet Krypton and escaped amid its destruction years ago. Benoist will play Kara, who after arriving on Earth was taken in by a foster family, the Danvers, who taught her to be careful with her extraordinary powers (which she shares with her famous cousin, Superman).
Now 24, Kara feels un-empowered, a slave to having repressed her innate abilities. She’s still pretty, but with her face hidden behind glasses and her hair pulled back, she doesn’t know it herself. An unexpected disaster forces her to use her powers in public. Energized by her heroic deed, for the first time in her life, Kara begins embracing her extraordinary abilities. She begins helping the people of her city and they soon take notice — and she’s even given a new moniker: Supergirl.

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