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More Supergirl Casting News - And Will Superman Make An Appearance?

On the back of the recent news that Laura Benanti and Calista Flockhart would be joining CBS's Supergirl, more details have emerged about the casting of two more principal characters.

Grey's Anatomy's Chyler Leigh will be taking on the role of Kara's foster sister Alexandra 'Alex' Danvers. She is described as confident, obsessed with science and fascinated by Kara's powers, all of which led her to becoming a doctor

Meanwhile Homeland's David Harewood will be playing Hank Henshaw, a former CIA agent who now runs the Department of Extra-Normal Operations (DEO), which tracks extraterrestrial threats on Earth. In the comics, Henshaw becomes a villain - Cyborg Superman. Not be confused with the hero Cyborg, a role being about to be played by Ray Fisher in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice and future DC movies.

Talking of Superman himself, a casting announcement on has fuelled rumours that Kara’s cousin Kal-El may appear in the Supergirl pilot.

We are looking for BODY DOUBLE for a DC Comic Superhero – You must be available for an interview this Thursday and if selected will work several day during March. This is for a CBS pilot. You can be SAG or Non-Union. You should be 5’11 or taller and be Square Jawed and have a ripped physique. You must send a bodyshot, shirtless, sizes, current contact info and your first five to (email here)

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