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Sunday, January 25, 2015

CBS Casts Their Supergirl For Pilot


Look, it's a bird, it's plane...It's Supergirl! Few months back rumors sprung up about the cousin of Superman taking flight in her own television series. While CBS ordered a pilot, we've all been wondering who would play this popular DC Comics heroine. 

Cutie alert: Well, it looks like we got our Supergirl! Only a few days ago it was just confirmed that super cutie Melissa Bonoist will play Kara Zor-El in the CBS television show. The 26 year old Glee actress surely looks the part to play Linda Danvers, the alter ego of Supergirl.

Apparently there was an extensive casting process, which is no surprise. Melissa Bonoist was currently considered a long side Claire Holt and Elizabeth Lail for the part.

As for the show itself, CBS Entertainment Chairman, Nina Tassler told TV writers last week that though CBS hasn't done much in the genre, "It's a real passion of ours. We heard the pitch for 'Supergirl' and realized that she embodied so many of the qualities and the characteristics of classic female heroines on this network. We think it's a story and a coming-of-age opportunity for us."

Sounds like CBS is down to get into the comic show game like the other networks, even Netflix mind you. She'll be joining her other DC Comics comrades like the Flash, John Constantine, and Green Arrow on the small screen, and Tassler further explained,
 
"There's a human drama there. We know there are so many superhero characters portrayed in films, but I think we're watching an evolution with regard to the way they're portrayed. There's a humanity. They are flawed. There's a relatability, and I think for our network right now, what we did respond to was the character's humanity."
 
Supergirl is not new to showbiz though. The character did have a 1984 movie starring Helen Slater that pretty much tanked. For the life of me, I can't remember it or just how bad it was. Time to Netflix that one just out of curiosity.
 
This new CBS show is written by Greg Berlanti and Ali Adler, and is starting to sound a bit like the female version of the television series Smallville, with the exception that we'll probably see Linda Danvers suit up as Supergirl and kick some villainy in the hiney. Expect even more DC Comic heroes, supporting characters, and villains to show up in this series.
 
Hopefully, you already snagged those Supergirl key issue comics. The news of a pilot in production already sent many of the prices from them soaring and I'm expecting this recent news will make them even crazier. 
 
Just when I thought it was safe to start another key issues list! So much for being quiet on the movie/tv front.
 
As for Melissa Bonoist, she sure does look the part, so congrats to this young actress for snagging the role. I wish her and the show much success! Now back to our regularly scheduled programming.
 
 

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