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The Cast of the New 'Supergirl' Series Is Seriously Awesome

See the other famous faces who are set to join Melissa Benoist on the upcoming CBS show.

The Cast of the New 'Supergirl' Series Is Seriously Awesome
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CBS's new Supergirl series is shaping up to be pretty, well, super.

As previously reported, Glee and Whiplash star Melissa Benoist will play Superman's cousin, aka Kara Zor-El, a 24-year-old Kryptonian who has been hiding her superhuman abilities since arriving on Earth as a young girl. But just like her cousin Superman, she decides to embrace her abilities and become a hero.

But Benoist isn't the only one headed to National City this fall. Check out the other famous faces set to round out the cast of Supergirl.

Chyler Leigh

The Grey's Anatomy alum will be donning scrubs once again to play the role of Alexandra "Alex" Danvers, Kara's foster sister. Alex was fascinated by her foster sis's powers from a very young age, so she developed an interest in science that eventually led her to become a doctor.

The Cast of the New 'Supergirl' Series Is Seriously Awesome

David Harewood

The Homeland and Selfie star will play Hank Henshaw, a former CIA agent who now runs the Department of Extra-Normal Operations (DEO), an org that obviously might have an interest in Supergirl. In the DC Comics, Henshaw is a supervillain who becomes Cybor Superman.

The Cast of the New 'Supergirl' Series Is Seriously Awesome

Calista Flockhart

The Ally McBeal and Brothers and Sisters star is making her return to the small screen to play Cat Grant, a former reporter who has worked her way up and become a media magnate, founding the company CatCo. Kara's is Grant's assistant at CatCo. This version of Cat Grant would seem to be a departure from the highly sexualized version of the character that has appeared in the comics.

The Cast of the New 'Supergirl' Series Is Seriously Awesome

Mehcad Brooks

The True Blood and Necessary Roughness alum will play the iconic role of James "Jimmy" Olsen, who works alongside Kara at CatCo. Apparently Jimmy now takes breaks from his photography to lift some serious weights.

The Cast of the New 'Supergirl' Series Is Seriously Awesome

Laura BenaNti

The Broadway star will play the recurring role of Kara's birth mother, Alura Zor-El.

The Cast of the New 'Supergirl' Series Is Seriously Awesome


Are you excited for Supergirl? Hit the comments with your thoughts on what's shaping up to be one of the hottest shows of the 2015-2016 season!

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