Melissa Benoist Cast as Supergirl
According to TV Line, CBS has found it’s Supergirl. When Greg Belanti (producer for Arrow and The Flash) announced plans for a Supergirl show, it was assumed that it would find its way on to the CW alongside Arrow and Flash. However, it has instead been picked up by parent company CBS and the question has since been who would step into the cape. According to TV Line, the answer is Melissa Benoist, the second Glee alum to join the DC slate (Grant Gustin aka the Flash, also had a role in the show).
The log line for the series has also been mentioned to be: “Kara Zor-El escaped her home planet of Krypton amid its destruction years ago. Since arriving on Earth, she has concealed the powers she shares with her famous cousin. But now, at age 24, she decides to embrace her superhuman abilities and be the hero she was always meant to be.” The mention of the “famous cousin” hints at interesting allusion to Superman could appear in the show, though nothing is certain given the determination to divide the DC film and TV universes. Either way, there are still several roles to fill in the show and a lot of unanswered questions about whether this iteration of Supergirl will live up to the prestige established by shows such as Arrow and The Flash. What do you think about the casting of Melissa Benoist? Sound off in the comments, or on Facebook/Twitter.