CBS’ ‘Supergirl’ Finds Its Lead

Supergirl by Michael Turner
"GLEE" Premiere Screening And Reception

Melissa Benoist

CBS has found its Supergirl! Melissa Benoist, of the hit FOX series, Glee,and the Academy Award nominated film, Whiplash, has been cast in the lead role of Supergirl. Other credits of Benoist include Homeland and The Good Wife.

The series, produced by Arrow‘s Greg Berlanti and No Ordinary Family‘s Ali Adler, will focus on Kara Zor-El, a.k.a. Supergirl, the cousin of Superman, who like him also escaped Krypton’s destruction and made her way to Earth. After suppressing her superhuman abilities for so long, at the age of 24 Kara finally uses her power for good when an unforeseen disaster strikes.

The pilot episode will be written by Berlanti and Adler, though CBS has yet to order a full series. Considering Warner Bros. current track record, it’s doubtful that Supergirl will tie in with Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, but there has been talks of Supergirl crossing over with Arrow or The Flash.

So, what do you think of Melissa Benoist being cast as Supergirl? Are you looking forward to seeing how this latest DC television series turns out? Feel free to let us know your thoughts in the comments.


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