‘Supergirl’: Calista Flockhart set as media mogul Cat Grant for CBS show

Feb. 23, 2015 | 1:00 p.m.

“Supergirl” has found its Cat Grant.

Actress Calista Flockhart will play the self-made media magnate in the new one-hour CBS drama starring “Glee” alumnus Melissa Benoist as Kara Zor-El, Superman’s cousin.

Harrison Ford and Calista Flockhart attend the 2015 Golden Globe Awards in Beverly Hills. (Jason Merritt/Getty Images)

Harrison Ford and Calista Flockhart attend the 2015 Golden Globe Awards in Beverly Hills. (Jason Merritt / Getty Images)

Written and executive produced by “No Ordinary Family” team Greg Berlanti (“Arrow,” “The Flash”) and Ali Adler (“Chuck,” “Glee”), with Sarah Schechter (“Pan”) also executive producing, “Supergirl” will focus on a 24-year-old Kara, who works as an assistant to Grant at her global company, CatCo.

However, Kara is ready to stop hiding her powers and become a hero.

The addition of Golden Globe-winning actress Flockhart (“Ally McBeal,” “Brothers & Sisters”) to the show’s cast was confirmed by Warner Bros. Television on Monday.

“Supergirl” also will feature actor Mehcad Brooks (“True Blood,” “Desperate Housewives”) as Jimmy Olsen — the character will not work as a young photographer in the Daily Planet newsroom, but rather with Kara at CatCo.

Laura Benanti (“Nashville,” “Nurse Jackie”) will have a recurring role as Kara’s mother, Alura Zor-El.

The series won’t be Supergirl’s first time on screen; Helen Slater played the character in the critically panned 1984 film “Supergirl,” which also starred Faye Dunaway. More recently, Laura Vandervoort portrayed Kara Zor-El in “Smallville,” the Superman origin series on the CW.

What do you think of Flockhart’s casting? Leave your thoughts in the comments section below.

– Noelene Clark and Gina McIntyre | @LATHeroComplex

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2 Responses to ‘Supergirl’: Calista Flockhart set as media mogul Cat Grant for CBS show

  1. jimmy woo says:

    Boycott Supergirl.

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