The character reveal
The character reveal

After the announcement by CBS two months ago, there has been virtually no news on the latest DC Comics foray into TV-land, Supergirl.

Now we have an update saying the series is coming this fall on CBS after it received the order from the network. No actual date is given though.

The titular role herself will be played by Melissa Benoist (Glee) whereas other confirmed cast is Owain Yeoman as DC’s Vartox, Faran Tahir as The Commander, Jeremy Jordan as Toyman, Dean Cain and Helen Slater starring in unknown capacity, Chyler Leigh as Kara’s sister Alex, David Harewood as Hank Henshaw/Cyborg Superman, Calista Flockhart as Cat Grant, Laura Benanti as Kara’s Kryptonian mother Alura and Mehcad Brooks (True Blood) as an older version of Jimmy Olsen.

Rumours are strong that possibility of appearance of Supergirl’s adopted family, the Danvers as well.

CBS synopsis for the series:

Based on the DC Comics character, the drama tells the story of Kara Zor-El, who was born on the planet Krypton, but escaped amid its destruction years ago. Since arriving on Earth, she’s been hiding the powers she shares with her famous cousin Superman. But now, at age 24, she decides to embrace her superhuman abilities and be the hero she was always meant to be.

Producer of Arrow, Greg Berlanti and Ali Adler from No Ordinary Family wrote the script and join together as executive producers with addition of Andrew Kreisberg who is well known for CW superhero production.  Now the question is, will this series crossover with others like The Flash and Arrow? CBS head honcho Nina Tassler is being coy about it, stressing that the world of Supergirl will be independent of those two.

Source: Time & E! Online

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