“Supergirl” is zooming toward the small screen as we speak.
Focused on 24-year-old Kara Danvers/Kara Zor-El (Melissa Benoist), AKA Superman’s cousin, the CBS series is the first drama to be confirmed by the network for the 2015-16 season. Its early pick-up suggests a fall premiere date, and with ABC’s “Agent Carter” still on the bubble, “Supergirl” will likely become fall’s only female-centric superhero show.
Starring alongside Benoist will be Calista Flockhart as Kara’s boss Cat Grant, Mehcad Brooks as love interest Jimmy Olsen, Chyler Leigh as Kara’s sister Alex Danvers and Laura Benanti as Kara’s mother.
Helen Slater, the actress who played Supergirl in the 1984 film, will also make an appearance on the show.