Supergirl Gains A Mother And A New Boss!
In the last few days, details have begun to emerge about the new CBS Supergirl show. Joining Melissa Benoist as Supergirl / Kara and Mehcad Brooks as photographer Jimmy Olsen will be two significant characters in the titular hero's life; her mother and her boss.
First up, Laura Benanti will be joining the show as Kara's Kryptonian mother Alura Zor-El. She has been described as 'a strong noblewoman, [who] sends Kara to Earth to escape Krypton’s destruction. Her wisdom and guidance echoes across space and time, proving invaluable on Kara’s journey toward becoming Supergirl.'
Secondly, Ally McBeal herself, Calista Flockhart will be taking on the role of Kara's boss, media magnate Cat Grant. Rumours suggest Benoist will be playing either a reporter - alongside Mechad's Jimmy Olsen - or Cat Grant's personal assistant.
Arrow and The Flash's writer and producer Greg Berlanti will take on the same role on Supergirl, but with the first two on The CW and this new show on CBS, there is no news yet on whether they will be part of a shared universe. Giving the popularity of the Flash / Arrow crossovers, it would surely be a win, win situation for both networks. Only time will tell.