The Supergirl series being set up over at CBS is moving forward with casting and revealing a bit more of what we can expect from it.
The Supergirl pilot has entered the casting phase and now we know a bit more about what the setup of the series will be. For Supergirl – also known as Kata Zor-El/Kara Danvers – Warner Brothers TV is searching for someone 22 to 26 to play 24. Kara was sent from Krypton to Earth when she was 12 and taken in by the Danvers family who taught her to be careful with her powers. However, when Kara is 24 she will be caught up in an unexpected disaster (because so many are expected?) and have to use her powers in public. This energizes her to do more good in the world and embrace her powers and help the people of her city. As she does so, she will pick up the name of Supergirl.
One other role is also currently being cast, that of Alexandra “Alex” Danvers, Kara’s human foster sister. She is described as gorgeous, brilliant and science-minded. She spent her childhood being jealous of Kara’s powers, but it prompted her to learn all she could about alien anthropology, sociology and culture. She now works for a secret government organization while also helping out Kara with all of the challenges she will face in her new role.
Supergirl still has a long way to go before it makes it to air, but seeing all of the current love being heaped on superhero properties right now, it feels like this one has a good shot.
Source: TV Line .