Thursday, October 30, 2014

SUPERGIRL Casting Reveals Kara's Sister & Heroic Debut

To quote the legendary Darth Vader in Return of the Jedi, "Sister..."

Over a month after receiving a series commitment, TVLine revealed some casting information for the upcoming CBS series Supergirl, based on the DC Comics character.  Casting will be handled by David Rapaport, who also oversees casting for The CW's Arrow and The Flash.

For the lead role of Supergirl/Kara Zor-El/Kara Danvers, the show is "eyeing Caucasian females, age 22 to 26, to play 24.  As the series’ mythology goes, Kara at age 12 was sent from her dying home planet of Krypton to Earth, where she was taken in by the Danvers, a foster family who taught her to be careful with her extraordinary powers.  After repressing said skills for more than a decade, Kara is forced to bust out her super moves in public during an unexpected disaster.  Energized by her heroism for the first time in her life, she begins embracing her abilities in the name of helping the people of her city, earning herself a super moniker along the way."

One of the main supporting roles was also revealed, a new foster sister for Kara named Alexandra "Alex" Danvers.  According to the article, Alex is "Kara’s gorgeous, brilliant, science-minded foster sister.  Growing up, Alex was partly jealous of her sibling yet also fascinated by her abilities, prompting Alex to learn as much as she could about alien anthropology, sociology and culture.  Today, Alex works for a secret government organization and, alongside her heroic sis, will face many challenges, both mundane and super."

The Supergirl pilot was scripted by Ali Adler (No Ordinary Family) and Greg Berlanti (Arrow, The Flash), who will executive produce the series with Sarah Schechter of Berlanti Productions and Warner Bros. Television.

Presumably, Supergirl will air on CBS sometime in Fall 2015.

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