CBS has ordered Supergirl as part of their Fall television series lineup. Melissa Benoist (Glee) will play the lead, 24 year-old Kara Zor-El who is the cousin of Superman.
Kara escapes to Earth when her native planet, Krypton is destroyed. After years on planet Earth she decides to stop hiding her super human abilities to become the hero she was always meant to be. I imagine this is where the bulk of the show will take place. What would you do if a girl randomly decided to show you her super human powers?! Exactly.
Joining the Glee star is, Calista Flockhart as a media mogul who Kara works for, Chyler Leigh as Alexandra Danvers, Mehcad Brooks as James Olsen and David Harewood as Hank Henshaw a onetime CIA agent who runs the Department of Extra-Normal Operations.
Supergirl is based off the DC Comics character. Joining the behind the scenes crew is Greg Berlanti, an executive producer of Arrow and The Flash on CW. Both of those shows are pretty successful and therefore, Supergirl should be as well!