Supergirl Soaring onto CBS


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Supergirl becomes the first series order for the 2015-16  television season on CBS.

Amidst mixed emotions over the cancellations (Constantine) and the renewals (Agent Carter) of the season, we also get to be excited by what networks have greenlit for the latest round of new television. Melissa Benoist (Glee, Whiplash) will star as Kara Danvers/Kara Zor-El, Superman’s 24-year-old cousin, in CBS’ first foray into the superhero universe, Supergirl.

After fleeing the destruction of Krypton, Kara Danvers (Benoist) has hidden her powers from the people of Earth and attempted to simply blend in. Supergirl will kick off as she decides to start using her superhuman abilities, becoming the world’s latest superhero.

Along with Benoist, the cast will include Calista Flockhart (Cat Grant), Mehcad Brooks (Jimmy Olsen), Chyler Leigh (Alex Danvers), David Harewood (Hank Henshaw/Cyborg Superman), and Laura Benanti (Alura Zor-El). In addition, Helen Slater (1984′s Supergirl) and Dean Cain (Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman), veteran actors of the Supergirl/Superman universe, will be brought in for roles that are currently being kept under wraps.

The Pilot was co-written by Ali Adler and Greg Berlanti. Berlanti also happens to be a writer for Arrow and The Flash. His attachment, along with the series being produced by Warner Bros. TV and Berlanti Productions, who are also the producers of Arrow and The Flash, has the internet abuzz with rumors of crossover possibilities.

No specific details have been given on a release date, but Supergirl could begin its freshman run as early as this Fall.