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Supergirl is a live-action TV series based on Supergirl.


Season 1

SUPERGIRL is an action-adventure drama based on the DC Comics character Kara Zor-El (Melissa Benoist), Superman’s (Kal-El) cousin who, after 12 years of keeping her powers a secret on Earth, decides to finally embrace her superhuman abilities and be the hero she was always meant to be. Twelve-year-old Kara escaped the doomed planet Krypton with her parents’ help at the same time as the infant Kal-El. Protected and raised on Earth by her foster family, the Danvers, Kara grew up in the shadow of her foster sister, Alex (Chyler Leigh), and learned to conceal the phenomenal powers she shares with her famous cousin in order to keep her identity a secret. Years later at 24, Kara lives in National City assisting media mogul and fierce taskmaster Cat Grant (Golden Globe Award winner Calista Flockhart), who just hired the Daily Planet’s former photographer, James Olsen (Mehcad Brooks), as her new art director. However, Kara’s days of keeping her talents a secret are over when Hank Henshaw (David Harewood), head of a super-secret agency where her sister also works, enlists her to help them protect the citizens of National City from sinister threats. Though Kara will need to find a way to manage her newfound empowerment with her very human relationships, her heart soars as she takes to the skies as Supergirl to fight crime.

Season 2

In Season One, Supergirl soared fighting crime and battling various villains, chief among them two Kryptonians who were intent on destroying earth, but she has yet to find that same empowerment as Kara Danvers. Now, in Season Two, Kara has left the safety of being Cat Grant’s assistant in order to figure out what she really wants to do, while as Supergirl she continues to work at the DEO., protecting the citizens of National City and searching for Jeremiah and Cadmus. Along the way, she will team up with Superman (Tyler Hoechlin) to battle new villains, as she strives to balance her personal life with her life as a superhero.

Season 3

Thirteen-year-old Kara escaped the doomed planet Krypton with her parents' help at the same time as the infant Kal-El. Protected and raised on Earth by her foster family, the Danvers, Kara grew up in the shadow of her foster sister, Alex, and learned to conceal the phenomenal powers she shares with her famous cousin in order to keep her identity a secret. Years later, Kara was living in National City and still concealing her powers, when a plane crash threatened Alex's life and Kara took to the sky to save her. Now, Kara balances her work as a reporter for CatCo Worldwide Media with her work for the Department of Extra-Normal Operations (D.E.O.), a super-secret government organization whose mission is to keep National City and the Earth safe from sinister threats. At the D.E.O., Kara works for J'onn J'onzz, the Martian Manhunter, and alongside her foster sister, Alex, and best friend, Winn Schott. Also in Kara's life are media mogul Cat Grant, James Olsen, a photo journalist who moonlights as Guardian, a masked vigilante, Lena Luthor, and Mon-El of Daxam, whose planet was ravaged by Krypton's destruction. As Kara struggles to navigate her relationships and her burgeoning life as a reporter, her heart soars as she takes to the skies as Supergirl to fight crime.


Main Cast

Recurring Roles


Warner Bros. Television was looking to create a television series centered around Supergirl. Executive producers for the series include Greg Berlanti (also a creator/producer for Arrow and The Flash), Ali Adler, who are both writing the script, and Berlanti Productions' Sarah Schechter. DC Comics’ Geoff Johns is also expected to be part of the project. The series is currently untitled, though titles under consideration include Super and Girl.[37] Berlanti confirmed the show shortly after, and stated it was in development and had yet to be pitched to networks.[38] On September 19, it was announced that CBS had landed the series, Supergirl with a series commitment. [39] On October 29, 2014, Arrow and The Flash casting director David Rapaport tweeted that he will be the casting director for the series.[40] Berlanti has hinted that the series will be part of the  Arrow and The Flash.[41] In December 2014, Claire Holt is among those currently testing for the role of Supergirl in the series, but sources say that she won't get the role. The Sun has reported that Gemma Atkinson is linked for the role and the series will be based on the 1984 movie.[42][43][44][45] In January 2015, it was announced that Melissa Benoist was cast as Supergirl.[2]In February 2015, Andrew Kreisberg has joined the crew as a writer and executive producer for the series.[46]




  1. 1.0 1.1 Meet CBS' Supergirl (and Her Sister), Get Scoop on Kara's Big Entrance
  2. 2.0 2.1 Melissa Benoist Is Supergirl: CBS Pilot Casts ‘Glee’ Actress In Lead Role
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 CBS' Supergirl Casting Jimmy Olsen, Cat Grant and Others
  4. Supergirl Scoop: Jimmy Olsen to Be Played by Desperate Housewives Alum
  5. CBS 'Supergirl' Enlists Chyler Leigh, David Harewood
  6. CBS's 'Supergirl' Casts 'Last Five Years' Star Jeremy Jordan
  7. CBS 'Supergirl' Enlists Chyler Leigh, David Harewood
  8. Calista Flockhart Cast As Cat Grant In Supergirl
  9. ‘Supergirl’: Calista Flockhart To Recur In Season 2 On CW As Filming Moves North
  10. 'Supergirl' Adds 'The Family' Grad as Gay DC Character Maggie Sawyer (Exclusive)
  11. Wood Joins Supergirl Season 2 as 'Surprise' Series Regular
  13. TCA News: Mon-El Confirmed, Miss Martian & Musical Episode Coming
  16. 16.0 16.1 Supergirl Casts the Heroic Helen Slater and Dean Cain in Top-Secret Roles
  17. Laura Benanti To Play Supergirl's Mom In Greg Berlanti's CBS Pilot
  18. Supergirl to Introduce Lucy Lane AKA Jimmy Olsen... AKA Superwoman?
  19. Jenna Dewan-Tatum Set as Lucy Lane in CBS' 'Supergirl'
  20. Peter Facinelli Has Joined Supergirl – But Will He Be Good or Evil?
  21. 21.0 21.1 Supergirl Adds Three More DC Comics Characters—Is One of Them Superman?
  22. Supergirl: Glenn Morshower Cast As General Sam Lane
  23. 'Supergirl' Taps 'Transporter' Star as DC Villain Non (Exclusive)
  24. EXCLUSIVE: 'Supergirl' Lands 'Chasing Life' Star in Major Villain Role
  25. Is Supergirl seeking Superman
  26. Supergirl: How often will we see Superman?
  27. Supergirl Casting a (Young) Superman
  28. 'Supergirl' Finds Its Superman in 'Teen Wolf' Favorite
  29. CBS Casts Young 'Supergirl' (Exclusive)
  30. ‘Supergirl’ Casts DC Comics Characters Indigo & Master Jailer
  31. Supergirl: Former Wonder Woman Lynda Carter to appear in season 2
  32. Supergirl taps Cougar Town star as Snapper Carr — exclusive
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  34. Teri Hatcher Joins 'Supergirl' for Major Season 2 Arc
  35. Supergirl Recasts Two Key Roles - TVLine
  36. Supergirl Season 3: Bollywood Star Amy Jackson to Recur as Saturn Girl - TVLine
  37. Supergirl Takes Flight With TV Series From Greg Berlanti & Ali Adler
  39. ‘Supergirl’ Drama From Greg Berlanti & Ali Adler Lands CBS Series Commitment
  40. [2]
  41. Supergirl Could Possibly Exist In The Same World As Arrow & Flash
  42. ‘Vampire Diaries’ Star Claire Holt in Contention for CBS's ‘Supergirl’ Series (Exclusive)
  43. 'The Originals' Boss on the Fallout From the Rebekah Twist
  44. Hollyoaks star Gemma Atkinson set to be Supergirl in new TV series
  45. Supergirl - Rumor - Gemma Atkinson Auditioned For Lead Role
  46. CBS 'Supergirl' Enlists Chyler Leigh, David Harewood

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