Supergirl Series is Casting a Superman Double

A new listing on Project Casting reveals an interesting detail about the upcoming “Supergirl” TV series – Superman will appear! The post asks for a “body double for a DC Comic Superhero” who should be “5’11 or taller, Square Jawed and have a ripped physique.” It also asks for those applying to list “Superman” in their e-mail subject.

Since the series was announced back in September, it has never been confirmed if the Man of Steel would appear, but now it seems Kara’s cousin will at the very least make a brief appearance, though it’s possible his face will never be shown.

Hailing from Warner Bros. TV and Berlanti Productions (who also produce the hit DC Comics series “Arrow” and “The Flash” for The CW), “Supergirl” is based on the characters from DC Comics and centers on Kara Zor-El, who comes to Earth after escaping the destruction of Krypton. After many years hiding her abilities, she joins the ranks of her cousin Superman to become the hero she was meant to be.

The pilot episode was written by Ali Adler (“No Ordinary Family”) and Greg Berlanti (“Arrow,” “The Flash”). They will also executive produce along with Sarah Schechter and Warner Bros. TV. The show has a series commitment at CBS. Melissa Benoist will star as the titular Supergirl along with Mehcad Brooks as James Olsen, Laura Benanti as her Kryptonian mother Alura Zor-El, and Calista Flockhart as Cat Grant.