Last year, DC announced that they were planning to develop a live action Supergirl series, though no word was given on when the series would premiere and what the premise would be. A few months ago DC unveiled a photo which featured lead actress Melissa Benoist in costume as Supergirl, with the actress stating that the series was progressing steadily and that the series was heading in the right direction.
We found out today that the series has officially received the greenlight according to the Hollywood Reporter, as they report that CBS has ordered a full season after CBS’ Entertainment CEO Nina Tassler saw the final cut of the pilot and was impressed with the look and feel of the show.
The series is said to focus on Kara Zor-El, who comes to Earth after escaping the destruction of Krypton. Now 24 years old and living under the name Kara Danvers, she decides to use her powers for the greater good and alongside her cousin Superman, attempts to become the hero she was always destined to be.
The series will star Melissa Benoist as Supergirl, as well as Mehcad Brooks as James Olsen, Laura Benanti as Alura Zor-El, Calista Flockhart as Cat Grant, Chyler Leigh as Alexandra “Alex” Danvers, Jeremy Jordan as Winslow “Winn” Schott, David Harewood as Hank Henshaw and fan favorites Dean Cain and Helen Slater, in as of yet unknown roles.