Supergirl: Melissa Benoist Cast as Kara Zor-El
CBS has cast its Supergirl. The network has signed Glee actress Melissa Benoist in the starring role of Kara Zor-El in its TV series version of the classic comic-book story.
Benoist played Marley Rose in seasons four and five of Fox’s Glee and was also in the 2014 indie film Whiplash.
The show’s official description: “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.”