Melissa Benoist Is Cast As Supergirl

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CBS has found it’s Supergirl!  The network announced today that they have cast former Glee actress Melissa Benoist in the starring role.

If you haven’t heard of Melissa Benoist, don’t worry, you soon will.  She starred in two seasons of Glee (the fourth and fifth) and has a role in last year’s hit indie film Whiplash. In this year alone she has four more movies due to be released, and now with Supergirl on her agenda she’s going to be one busy girl.

Supergirl’s tagline reads “Born on the planet Krypton, Kara Zor-El escaped amid its destruction years ago. Since arriving on Earth, she’s been hiding 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.”

CBS has long been out of the superhero television show game.  The Flash was their previous series, and it only lasted one season from 1990-1991.  Supergirl was last portrayed by Real Style cover girl Laura Vandervoort in Smallville, but Helen Slater also played the heroine in the 1984 film of the same name.

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