Supergirl has received a series order from CBS.
CBS picked the show up as part of an early deadline deal between CBS and Warner Bros. TV.Melissa Benoist will star as Kara Zor-El/Supergirl in the series, co-created and executive produced by Greg Berlanti.
According to the network, the series will follow Kara Zor-El, who escaped Krypton amid its destruction years ago, hiding the powers she shares with her famous cousin, Superman, since arriving on Earth. But now at age 24, she decides to embrace her superhuman abilities and become the hero she was always meant to be.
Some fans may recognize Melissa from her role as Marley Rose in FOX’s hit series Glee. She also recently starred in Danny Collins opposite Al Pacino, Nicholas Sparks’ latest film The Longest Ride and the upcoming passion project Billy Boy.
— Melissa Benoist (@MelissaBenoist) May 6, 2015
Co-starring in the series are Calista Flockhart as Cat Grant, Mehcad Brooks as James Olsen, Chyler Leigh as Alexandra “Alex” Danvers and David Harewood as Hank Henshaw. There were also rumors that former Superman Dean Cain and one-time Supergirl Helen Slater would be joining the cast in mystery roles.
Very excited to see Supergirl is picked up to series!! Great news! Looking forward to see everyone again soon.#liftoff
— David Harewood (@DavidHarewood) May 6, 2015
Don't know what is sweeter: this bite or this moment. Thank you to all! #Supergirl @gberlanti @sarahsowitty @andrewkreisberg @melissabenoist @mehcadbrooks @ryanlindenberg @chy_leigh @davidharewood @glenwinter #calistaflockhart @jeremymjordan @davidrapaport @geoffjohns0 @warnerbrostv @cbs @snoopythemom
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