There’s been much rumouring recently about who might be playing Supergirl in the new series from Arrow and Flash producer Greg Berlanti.
Glee and Whiplash actress Melissa Benoist (above) has been cast as Kara Zor-El… Supergirl, Superman’s cousin.
She shared the news with her Twitter followers earlier today (below).
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. An unexpected disaster forces her to use her powers in public. Energized by her heroic deed, for the first time in her life, Kara begins embracing her extraordinary abilities. She begins helping the people of her city and they soon take notice — and she’s even given a new moniker: Supergirl.
I wish there was a superhero emoji
— Melissa Benoist (@itsmmbenoist) January 22, 2015
Here’s her blonde look for the series…