CBS has found Supergirl. Glee’s actress, Melissa Benoist is confirmed to take the mantle as the cousin of Jor-El in the pilot episode.The actress latest efforts in Whiplash (2014) got nominated for five Academy Awards categories.
Supergirl is the latest adapted DC Comics show besides Arrow and The Flash which is already garnering quite a following on the CBS owned network, CW. Does this mean a triple crossover featuring these three supers might be possible?
The story is about a Kryptonian woman who is reluctant of her legacy after having escaped from the doomed planet, but slowly lives up to it and becomes a superhero after an incident. In this pilot, she appears as a 24 years old who is having troubles with her own identity and tries to hide her powers.
CBS chairperson Nina Tassler said “She embodied so many of the characteristics of classic female heroines on the network… We fell in love with the pitch.”, continues with “We’re looking for quality, charisma. She’s got to be everywoman.”
The iconic costume of Supergirl will be designed by Colleen Atwood who is also responsible for the looks in Arrow and Flash. Besides this, other female themed action series on TV are emerging fast – ABC’s “Agent Carter” starring Hayley Atwell, “iZombie” starring Rose McIver which will start in March and “Marvel’s Jessica Jones” with Krysten Ritter by Netflix. As for the Supergirl, no date is set yet for the pilot episode.
Wondering if this video helps CBS to reach the decision too.
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