We’ve reported about CW creating a spinoff TV show called Krypton, about Superman’s homeworld years before Kal-El was born. Now, CBS has confirmed that they’ve cast Melissa Benoist (Glee) in the main role for SUPERGIRL, the TV series.

Benoist will play Kara Zor-El, who escaped her home planet of Krypton amid its destruction years ago. Since arriving on Earth, she has concealed the powers she shares with her famous cousin. But now, at age 24, she decides to embrace her superhuman abilities and be the hero she was always meant to be.

More things need to be revealed about this show. Since it is on CBS, will it cross over with the CW shows or play into the larger DC Cinematic Universe with the movies? It’ll be interesting to see where it lands, so we’ll keep our eye on this project for now.

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