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Warner Bros. & DC Comics have found their Supergirl! "Glee" actress Melissa Benoist has been cast as the main role in the upcoming CBS pilot. Benoist, known for her feature role in the Academy Award nominated film "Whiplash" was up for the iconic role beating out actresses Claire Holt (Vampire Diaries) and Elizabeth Lail (Once Upon A Time).
Based on the characters from DC Comics, "Supergirl" will revolve around Kara Zor-El (Melissa Benoist) who arrives to planet Earth after the destruction of her home planet of Krypton. She would then become the superhero she was meant to be alongside with her cousin, Kal-El aka Superman.
The CBS pilot is written by Ali Adler (No Ordinary Family) and Greg Berlanti (Arrow / The Flash) as well executive produce with Sarah Schechter and Warner Bros.
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