THE NEW "SUPERGIRL" ~ Melissa Benoist

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"Glee Star" Melissa Benoist (recently see in the Oscar-nominated "Whiplash") was cast as Supergirl in the upcoming CBS series of the same name. She will make her debut this fall. Here are a few more sci-fi female action heroes (with some fantasy thrown in).

Melissa Benoist is suited up and ready to fly as "Supergirl."

Produce by Warner Bros,  Television has released the first look photos of the "Glee" and "Whiplash" breakout in the official costume as Supergirl.

The costume was designed by Colleen Atwood (3 time Oscar winner) , who also served in the same capacity for WBTV/The CW's DC takes 'Arrow" and "The Flash."

"In designing Supergirl, I wanted to thrust her into the street-style action hero of today and embrace the past but more importantly, " said  by Atwood, who earned Oscars for "Into the Woods," "Snow White and the Huntsman" and "Sweeney Todd."

The performing arts centers upon Kara Zor-El (Benoist), Superman's cousin, who was born upon the planet Krypton and escaped along surrounded by its destruction years ago. After arriving upon Earth, Kara was taken in by a abet intimates, the Danverses, who taught her to be careful taking into account her fantastic powers (which she shares taking into consideration her considering ease-known cousin).

"Brothers & Sisters" and "Ally McBeal" alum Calista Flockhart co-stars as DC Comics environment Cat Grant, "True Blood's" Mehcad Brooks is set as Jimmy Olsen; "Homeland's" David Harewood is DC Comics setting Hank Henshaw; and "Grey's Anatomy's" Chyler Leigh plays Alexandra "Alex" Danvers, the confident facilitate sister of Kara. Laura Benanti will recur, though former Supergirl Helen Slater and former Superman Dean Cain will guest-star in the pilot.

"Arrow" and "Flash's" Greg Berlanti and his "No Ordinary Family" cohort Ali Adler ("The New Normal") as neatly as "Arrow" and "Flash" EP Andrew Kreisberg will pen the script and government fabricate the the theater via Berlanti Productions' Warner Bros. Television-based banner. Berlanti Productions' topper Sarah Schechter with is on the subject of board to admin fabricate.



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