Everyone has been speculating, but CBS has finally come out and officially announced the casting of Supergirl. Melissa Benoist (Glee, Whiplash) will come crashing to Earth with incredible powers. Some of you might be asking why a brunette was cast, but don’t worry, Miss Benoist has already taken care of that, and we’ve got the photographic evidence to prove it.
Benoist took to Twitter to share her excitement about the role:
I wish there was a superhero emoji
— Melissa Benoist (@itsmmbenoist) January 22, 2015
Her fellow DC Television Universe actors Stephen Amell and Grant Gustin have chimed in to offer her their congratulations and welcome her to the DC Superhero union:
Here’s the series synopsis:
The series will follow Kara Zor-El, a Kryptonian girl who’s been hiding her powers here on Earth, but decides to embrace her powers, and become the hero she was always meant to be.
Based on the characters from DC Comics, Supergirl will follow Kara Zor-El. Born on the planet Krypton, Kara escaped amid its destruction years ago. And since arriving on Earth, she’s been hiding the powers she shares with her famous cousin. But now at age 24, she decides to embrace her superhuman abilities and be the hero she was always meant to be.
What do you think of this casting?