On Friday, it was revealed that two former Kryptonians had joined the cast of the upcoming “Supergirl” series as both Dean Cain and Helen Slater had been added. Now, series star Melissa Benoist has tweeted an image of herself with Slater, a noteworthy photo as the two of them mark the first and third actresses to play the character in live action (Laura Vandervoort previously appeared as the character on “Smallville”). Check it out below!
In addition to Benoist and Slater, the cast for the series also includes Mehcad Brooks as James Olsen, Laura Benanti as Alura Zor-El, Calista Flockhart as Cat Grant, Chyler Leigh as Alexandra “Alex” Danvers, David Harewood as Hank Henshaw, and Dean Cain in an undisclosed role.
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.
Supergirls then and now…. @HelenSlaterNYC …is this real life?! So crazy/amazing!! pic.twitter.com/tQtHlnWEGM
— Melissa Benoist (@itsmmbenoist) March 2, 2015