The Supergirl show for CBS has been casting people left and right, but none of the people cast were for the titular role of Supergirl, until now. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Glee and Whiplash actress Melissa Benoist is set to play Kara Zor-El.
The show will center around Benoist as Kara Zor-El after she escapes her home of Krypton as it explodes and has a new life on Earth. She will be taken in by the Danver family who teach her to be very careful with her new powers.
Now in her mid-20s, Kara has spent much of her time repressing those abilities but she still doesn't know herself. A disaster forces her to use her powers in public and she feels good about it and for the first time since coming to Earth, she embraces her super-powers.
Melissa Benoist is known for her roll in Glee, which she joined in season four as one of the new students, after the previous graduated.
What do you think about this casting? How will she do as Kara Zor-El?