CBS is on a fast track to make their new show Supergirl happen. Just the other week, we announced that Glee’s Melissa Benoist would take on the lead role in the series. Now we have even more developments on the upcoming superhero show.
According to Screenrant, Supergirl is not afraid to “go there” with the Superman connection. Also, they’re ready to unleash some pretty campy villains for the show.
— @HOLLYWOOD (@Hollywood) January 29, 2015
The outlet found a summary of the show’s pilot, and while we don’t know if this is an early draft, it’s still something to go off of as far as the potential direction CBS could take the series in.
“Kara Danvers née Zor-El will have her work cut out for her from the get-go, seeing as her adversary in the series pilot will be the DC Comics baddie Lumberjack. To that end, the CBS freshman is seeking a hulk akin to ‘Rory McCann, the 6-foot-6 actor from Game of Thrones’ [to] play this ‘big, burly monster of a man, who has battled Kara’s cousin’ — that’d be you-know-who — ‘in the past’ and shows up to ascertain her level of power, on behalf of an unseen superior.”
The mention of Kara’s cousin is an obvious reference to Superman, seeing as he’s the most prominent connection in the superhero world that’s associated with Supergirl. Right now, we don’t have any news about whether or not CBS will go forward and actually cast someone to play Superman, but we do know another familiar face from the Superman world is coming to Supergirl.
— TheWrap (@TheWrap) January 29, 2015
As the Inquisitr reported, actor Mehcad Brooks has been cast as Jimmy Olsen. Jimmy is a photographer who will work at CatCo with Kara, and also takes on the role of the boy-next-door to Melissa’s Supergirl. According to the Hollywood Reporter, Olsen will be a love interest for Benoist’s character.
“[Jimmy Olsen is] the salt of the earth and this only makes Kara crush on him even more. The character has recently been living and working in National City, though the reason is still a secret. But with Kara emerging as Supergirl they grow closer.”
Nina Tassler of CBS said Supergirl will focus on her flaws.
“We’re watching an evolution with regard to the way superhero characters are portrayed. There’s a humanity, they’re flawed, there’s a relatability. I think for our network, what we responded to was her humanity… the other characters on the show as well. These are all things that made her imminently relatable and made the story exciting, made it an adventure.”
Is everyone ready for a brunette Supergirl?