Casting for CBS’s Supergirl is moving at a brisk pace. Approximately a month ago, we learned that Melissa Benoist would be playing the lead, as our Kryptonian hero. And the casting process has been non-stop since then. In a pleasant twist, DC alumni Dean Cain and Helen Slater join the cast (roles yet unknown) of the show. Dean Cain has previously played the Man of Steel himself in the ABC series Lois and Clark and Helen Slater played Kara in the 1984 movie Supergirl.
Thus far for the show we have Melissa Benoist (as Kara), Mehcad Brooks (Jimmy Olsen), Laura Benanti (Kara’s birth mother Alura), Chyler Leigh (Kara’s foster sister, Alex), David Harewood (Hank Henshaw), and Calista Flockhart (as Kara’s boss). The show has no premiere date yet set for the pilot, but with the pace of the casting so far, it appears that Berlanti Studios is on the fast track of development for this new DC show.
Stay tuned for more updates as they are released! How do you feel about the casting for Supergirl so far?