It’s set: Supergirl will debut on CBS this November with Glee star Melissa Benoist playing the girl with superhuman powers. Per Vcpost.com, Owain Yeoman has been cast to play Vartox, Supergirl’s mortal enemy; Mehcad Brooks will play mysterious photographer Jimmy Olsen; Calista Flockhart looks to transform herself into Cat Grant, the wealthy Catco owner; Grey Anatomy’s Chyler Leigh is Kara’s (Supergirl’s) sister, Dr. Alexandra Danvers. Lastly, a pair of Broadway performers, Laura Benanti and Jeremy Jordan, will play Kara’s mother, Alura Zor-El, and Winslow “Winn” Scott, the IT genius at Catco, respectively.
The show is set for Monday nights at 8:00 PM. Take a look at the synopsis released by CBS (via ComingSoon.Net):
SUPERGIRL is an action-adventure drama based on the DC Comics character Kara Zor-El (Melissa Benoist), Superman’s (Kal-El) cousin who, after 12 years of keeping her powers a secret on Earth, decides to finally embrace her superhuman abilities and be the hero she was always meant to be. Twelve-year-old Kara escaped the doomed planet Krypton with her parents’ help at the same time as the infant Kal-El. Protected and raised on Earth by her foster family, the Danvers, Kara grew up in the shadow of her foster sister, Alex (Chyler Leigh), and learned to conceal the phenomenal powers she shares with her famous cousin in order to keep her identity a secret. Years later at 24, Kara lives in National City assisting media mogul and fierce taskmaster Cat Grant (Golden Globe Award winner Calista Flockhart), who just hired the Daily Planet’s former photographer, James Olsen (Mehcad Brooks), as her new art director. However, Kara’s days of keeping her talents a secret are over when Hank Henshaw (David Harewood), head of a super-secret agency where her sister also works, enlists her to help them protect the citizens of National City from sinister threats. Though Kara will need to find a way to manage her newfound empowerment with her very human relationships, her heart soars as she takes to the skies as Supergirl to fight crime. Greg Berlanti (“The Flash,” “Arrow”), Ali Adler, Sarah Schecter and Andrew Kreisberg are executive producers for Berlanti Productions in association with Warner Bros. Television. The pilot was directed by Glen Winter (“Arrow”).
While many are wondering if Supergirl will be able to hold up against the likes of Arrow, Gotham, Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., and The Flash (as TV gets a tad crowded with super-shows), this writer believes it could create some awesome team-up episodes. If the thought of that possibility doesn’t get you excited than maybe this first look video will!
What do you think, yay or nay?