Glee Star Benoit Is CBS’ New “Supergirl”

“Glee” and “Whiplash” actress Melissa Benoist has been cast Kara Zor-El, the title character in CBS’ upcoming “Supergirl” TV series.

The likes of Gemma Atkinson and Claire Holt were previously suggested for the role, and producer Greg Berlanti revealed last week that casting was to be announced soon as the pilot will shortly go into production.

The series will center on Kara Zor-El, who has been hiding in plain sight on Earth for several years, following the destruction of her home planet Krypton.

At the age of 24, she decides to finally embrace her incredible abilities and become the hero she was always destined to be.

Other key roles yet to be cast include Kara’s science-minded foster sister Alex, Cat Grant, Hank Henshaw, James Olsen and Wynn Schott.

Source: TV Line