Thursday, January 22, 2015

Actress Melissa Benoist is Supergirl

Glee and Whiplash star Melissa Benoist has a new title under her belt. She is now Kara Zor-El, Superman's cousin, Supergirl.

Here's a description of the series from THR

The hourlong drama, which received a hefty series commitment, centers on Kara Zor-El, Superman's cousin, who was born on the planet Krypton and escaped amid its destruction years ago. Benoist will play Kara, who after arriving on Earth was taken in by a foster family, the Danvers, who taught her to be careful with her extraordinary powers (which she shares with her famous cousin, Superman).

Now 24, Kara feels un-empowered, a slave to having repressed her innate abilities. She's still pretty, but with her face hidden behind glasses and her hair pulled back, she doesn't know it herself. An unexpected disaster forces her to use her powers in public. Energized by her heroic deed, for the first time in her life, Kara begins embracing her extraordinary abilities. She begins helping the people of her city and they soon take notice — and she's even given a new moniker: Supergirl.

The series isn't on the Fall line-up yet, but it has a good chance to be.

Good luck, Melissa!

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