To be honest, we’re still shocked first and foremost that CBS is even considering a “Supergirl” series in the first place. This is a network that has not exactly embraced anything other than crime or legal dramas, and superheroes are not remotely their M.O..
Still, the show from Warner Bros. TV is in the works, and with a series commitment from the network, it is pretty likely that it will come to air. (If it doesn’t, CBS will face penalties.) Per TVLine, the show is currently looking for a Caucasian actress to play Kara Danvers, otherwise known as Kara Zor-El or our hero for the season. She is 24 at the time of the pilot, and she faces a tough decision to use her powers when in a desperate situation. With the help of her foster family, who took her in at age 12, she had learned to repress them in the public. Still, the good news here is that there will actually be Supergirl in the show. This isn’t “Smallville.”
Meanwhile, Kara has a brilliant and supposedly “gorgeous” foster sister named Alex, who is also being cast. She is 26 years old, and became curious about Kara’s powers at an early age. She has become extremely well-versed in other worlds, and now works for a government organization.
We have a hard time imagining that the Kara role will be played by anyone we have remotely heard of, given that this is the sort of part that really works better with a newcomer in it. We have a hard time even thinking of TV actresses out there who are in the right age range; even some of the departing “Glee” cast members are now older than what the show is supposedly looking.
This pilot comes from Greg Berlanti (“Arrow”) and Ali Adler (“Chuck”), and with that, we have a whole lot of hope that it will work well.
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