Comic book centered content continues to dominate both big and small screens with new casting details on CBS’ upcoming Supergirl TV series.
The show is looking to cast a female to play 24-year-old Kara Zor-El aka Kara Danvers. According to TVLine, “Kara at age 12 was sent from her dying home planet of Krypton to Earth, where she was taken in by the Danvers, a foster family who taught her to be careful with her extraordinary powers. After repressing said skills for more than a decade, Kara is forced to bust out her super moves in public during an unexpected disaster. Energized by her heroism for the first time in her life, she begins embracing her abilities in the name of helping the people of her city, earning herself a super moniker along the way.”
The second female lead is 26-year-old Alexandra “Alex” Danvers, Kara’s older foster sister. TVLine reports that Alex is a gorgeous science-minded woman who was fascinated with her younger sister’s abilities growing up, prompting her to study alien anthropology, sociology and culture. She is currently working for a secret government entity.
If you’re wondering why the name Danvers sounds so familiar, two days ago Marvel announced that they were releasing a Captain Marvel film in July 6, 2018 and the lead character’s name is Carol Danvers. This is the first female-led movie for Marvel.
Greg Berlanti (Arrow), Ali Adler (No Ordinary Family), and Sarah Schechter are on board to serve as executive producers.