Thursday, January 22, 2015
Meet Your New Supergirl!
After a few months of searching, CBS finally found the actress to portray Supergirl on television. Her name is Melissa Benoist, and if you're thinking you've seen her before, you probably watched Glee during the seasons where she was being groomed as the replacement for Leah Michelle. Since then, she's gone on to co-star in Oscar contender Whiplash, which definitely upped her profile.
The series descriptions that have been released for Supergirl have the show taking place in a world where Superman has been established for many years, and Kara, his cousin, has been surpressing her abilities and living in secret. Now that she's 24, she no longer wants to live in secrecy, and puts on the cape and the suit to go do good in the world. In other words, they're following the Golden Age Supergirl origin pretty faithfully.
The only worrying part of the description from The Hollywood Reporter is this line right here: "Now 24, Kara feels un-empowered, a slave to having repressed her innate abilities. She's still pretty, but with her face hidden behind glasses and her hair pulled back, she doesn't know it herself." I...really hope that isn't as bad as it sounds. We want a Supergirl series, not a Freddie Prinze Jr. movie.
What do you guys think? Sound off in the comments.