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PostPosted: Wed Sep 24, 2014 5:09 am 
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So, we know that CBS has confirmed they have committed to a Supergirl series and Facebook and the DC website are all aflutter about it.

Anyone here have any thoughts?

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PostPosted: Wed Sep 24, 2014 5:58 am 
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Waiting for more info like casting and basic plotline...


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PostPosted: Wed Sep 24, 2014 9:41 am 
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I've read that Supergirl will be in her early-to-mid 20's and that she has been on earth hiding her powers for quite some time. Events occur that inspire her to come out of hiding and become the hero that the "S-Shield" is known for.

Not sure how much, if any, of that is true, but it leads me to make assumptions that at some point Superman himself will be making an appearance. Or maybe he will just be a background presence, talked about but never seen, at the very least.

Casting info would be nice to hear since the show has been green lit, I agree.

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 Post subject: Re: Supergirl
PostPosted: Mon Dec 01, 2014 9:11 pm 
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The Vampire Diaries’ Claire Holt Up for Supergirl

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Dec 01, 2014

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Casting is now underway for CBS’ upcoming DC Comics series, “Supergirl,” with TheWrap reporting that Claire Holt, best known for playing Rebekah on “The Vampire Diaries” (and it’s spinoff, “The Originals”), is up for the title role.

Written and executive produced by “Arrow” and “The Flash” creator Greg Berlanti and “Chuck” and “No Ordinary Family” producer Ali Adler, “Supergirl” is said to focus on Superman’s cousin, Kara Zor-El. The show will follow her as she begins to use her superpowers, which she has kept hidden for much of her life on Earth.

In many iterations the cousin of the Man of Steel himself, “Supergirl” was previously adapted into a feature film starring Helen Slater in 1984. Laura Vandervoort later appeared as the character on The CW’s “Smallville.”

Holt’s other credits include the Australian mermaid children’s series “H20: Just Add Water” and NBC’s upcoming event series, “Aquarius,” which follows an investigation into Charles Manson in 1967 Los Angeles.

CBS gave “Supergirl” a full season order back in September, mirroring Fox’s plans for “Gotham” last year. Between the Batman-inspired show on FOX, “Constantine” on NBC, “Arrow” and “The Flash” on The CW, DC Entertainment will have a comic-based television series on every major network outside of the Disney-owned ABC (which airs “Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.”)

Sarah Shechter is also executive producing “Supergirl.”


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PostPosted: Thu Jan 29, 2015 12:25 am 
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Mehcad Brooks to Play James Olsen on Supergirl

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Mehcad Brooks (“Necessary Roughness,” “True Blood,” “Desperate Housewives”) has been cast as James Olsen on CBS’ “Supergirl” TV series, from Warner Bros. TV and Berlanti Productions (“Arrow,” “The Flash”). He is joining actress Melissa Benoist, who plays Kara Zor-El.

“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.

In the series, Olsen is a photographer at CatCo, the media company where Kara works. He recently has been living and working in National City, though the reason is still a secret.

The pilot 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.


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PostPosted: Fri Jan 30, 2015 6:50 pm 
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Obscure DC Comics Villain Lumberjack to Menace CBS’ Supergirl

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Jan 30, 2015

The first villain to menace CBS’ upcoming “Supergirl” has been revealed as TVLine reports Melissa Benoist’s Kara Zor-El will face off against the obscure DC Comics character Lumberjack in the pilot episode of the upcoming CBS series.

Lumberjack, created in 1980 by Gerry Conway and Jose Delbo, made his sole comic book appearance in “Wonder Woman” #268 as part of a trio of international super-assassins (which also included one-off appearances from foes called Red Fang and Changeling). According to the outlet, Lumberjack will be an established villain in the series’ continuity who has previously faced off against Kara’s cousin, Superman. In the episode, he’s been hired by an unknown big bad to ascertain the precise extent of Kara’s abilities.

The news follows word from earlier this week that “True Blood” star Mehcad Brooks will be joining the series as Jimmy Olsen.

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.


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 Post subject: Re: Supergirl
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Seems like a great pick to really place this in the hearts of comic book fans :roll:

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 Post subject: Re: Supergirl
PostPosted: Fri Jan 30, 2015 10:03 pm 
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Lumberjack is so obscure that even I forgot all about him.

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I had to dig this issue out of my collection to refresh my memory.


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 Post subject: Re: Supergirl
PostPosted: Sun Feb 01, 2015 10:18 am 
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 Post subject: Re: Supergirl
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Laura Benanti to Play Supergirl’s Kryptonian Mother

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A new member of the cast of CBS’ upcoming “Supergirl” series has been revealed today, as Deadline reports that “Nashville” star Laura Benanti has joined the cast in the recurring role of Alura Zor-El, the Kryptonian birth mother of Melissa Benoist’s Kara Zor-El. According to the outlet, the official description for the role reads as follows:

A strong noblewoman, Alura sends Kara to Earth to escape Krypton’s destruction. Her wisdom and guidance echoes across space and time, proving invaluable on Kara’s journey toward becoming Supergirl.

It sounds like we may see Alura appearing post-mortem in the same way that Russell Crowe’s Jor-El appears after the prologue scene in Man of Steel. Then again, it’s entirely possible that the series will feature the character entirely in flashback or even have an all new trick up its sleeve.

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.


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PostPosted: Tue Feb 24, 2015 10:51 am 
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CBS’ Supergirl Adds Calista Flockhart

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Feb 23, 2015

Casting continues this week for CBS’ upcoming “Supergirl” series as The Hollywood Reporter today brings word that “Ally McBeal” star Calista Flockhart has signed on to play Cat Grant in the DC Comics series. She joins Melissa Benoist in the title role, Mehcad Brooks as James Olsen and Laura Benanti as Alura Zor-El, Supergirl’s Kryptonian birth mother.

Created by Marv Wolfman and Jerry Ordway, Grant debuted in “Adventures of Superman” #424 back in 1987 as a gossip columnist for the Daily Planet. According to the outlet, this iteration of Grant will feature the character as the head of her own successful company, CatCo. There, Beonist’s Kara works as Grants’ personal assistant.


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 Post subject: Re: Supergirl
PostPosted: Fri Feb 27, 2015 5:59 pm 
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Supergirl Series Casts Cyborg Superman and Alex Danvers

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CBS and DC Entertainment have announced two more have joined the cast of their upcoming “Supergirl” series with “Homeland” star David Harewood as Hank Henshaw and Chyler Leigh as Alexandra “Alex” Danvers.

Henshaw, as comic fans know, will go on to become the villain Cyborg Superman, but in the series he is described as “A onetime CIA agent, who now runs the Department of Extra-Normal Operations (DEO), which tracks extraterrestrial threats on the planet Earth.”

Alex will be Kara’s foster sister on the show, described as “fascinated by Kara’s powers from a young age, Alex developed a lifelong obsession with science which inspired her to become a doctor.”

In addition, “Arrow” and “The Flash” executive producer/writer Andrew Kreisberg has signed on to executive produce the series, which will no doubt rekindle the crossover buzz between “Supergirl” and The CW shows.

The two join as cast that includes Melissa Benoist as Kara Zor-El, Mehcad Brooks as James Olsen, Laura Benanti as Kara’s Kryptonian mother Alura Zor-El, and Calista Flockhart as Cat Grant.

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.


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CBS’ Supergirl Casts Past Supergirl and Superman!

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Feb 27, 2015

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There’s some pretty exciting news today for fans of the Man of Steel and his various spinoffs! DC Comics has just revealed that CBS’ upcoming “Supergirl” series has added both Dean Cain and Helen Slater to the cast! The former is best known for playing Clark Kent/Superman on “Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman,” while the latter headlined the 1984 Supergirl feature film.

Cain and Slater join Melissa Benoist as Kara Zor-El, Mehcad Brooks as James Olsen, Laura Benanti as Alura Zor-El, Calista Flockhart as Cat Grant, Chyler Leigh as Alexandra “Alex” Danvers, and David Harewood as Hank Henshaw.

This casting move is not entirely dissimilar to the inclusion of John Wesley Shipp on The CW’s “The Flash.” There, the star of the ’90s “The Flash” series plays Barry Allen’s father. Indeed, even Cain and Slater themselves previously appeared on “Smallville” in brand new roles. Knowing the importance of the multiverse in the DC Comics continuity, however, fans are likely to wonder if any of these ongoing metanarrative references might one day become a plot point within the narrative itself. After all, DC’s summer crossover “Convergence” is offering fans the return of pre-New 52 iterations of its heroes. Time will tell if we might one day see something similar to that play out on the small screen.

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.


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It’s a Bird! It’s a Plane! It’s the First Supergirl Images!

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Mar 06, 2015

The first photos of star Melissa Benoist as “Supergirl” are here! Check out two stills of the actress in the new costume in the gallery viewer below!

The costume for Supergirl was designed by three-time Oscar winner Colleen Atwood, who also designed the costumes for “The Flash” and “Arrow” and whose motion picture credits include Academy Awards for her work on Alice in Wonderland, Memoirs of a Geisha and Chicago, as well as eight additional Oscar nominations for films such as Into the Woods, Snow White and the Huntsman, Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street and Sleepy Hollow, among others.

“In designing Supergirl, I wanted to embrace the past,” says Atwood, “but more importantly, thrust her into the street-style action hero of today.”

Benoist leads a cast that includes 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, in mystery roles, Dean Cain and Helen Slater.

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 Post subject: Re: Supergirl
PostPosted: Sat Mar 07, 2015 7:48 am 
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Not what I would've expected. Looks like a cosplayer at a con in cold weather. Pass.

Also, when did the inclusion of Toyman happen? If anything makes me want to watch it, it's that.

EDIT: also, also; Jeremy Jordan!? The 90's pop guy?

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