Catch of the day: Glee’s Melissa Benoist is “Supergirl” for CBS!

GLEE:

Ladies and gentlemen, CBS has made up its mind: Melissa Benoist from Glee‘s worst hours is the new Supergirl ! Super good or super bad choice?

Melissa Benoist was in competition for the role against Claire Holt from The Vampire Diaries and Elizabeth Lail, discovered recently in Once Upon A Time as Frozen’s Anna, per Deadline. The Glee alumn had small parts in Oscar nominated movie Whiplash, also Homeland, The Good Wife and Blue Bloods, some of the best shows out there. She will next be seen alongside Al Pacino, Annette Bening and Jennifer Garner in the movie Danny Collins. It’s hard to tell at this very moment if she’s the right choice since her role in Glee was so badly written she couldn’t prove much. She’s sweet, she’s beautiful, but does she have enough charisma to play Supergirl? I’m not sure. We will have to trust CBS on this. After all, they must have seen hundred of candidates and they chose her. She already has a fanbase, that helps.

At the beginning of the show, Kara Zor-El is chosen to be sent to Earth from her dying home planet of Krypton. Once arrived she is taken in by a foster family, the Danvers, who teaches her to be careful with her extraordinary powers. When she turns twenty-four, Kara Danvers feels unempowered, a slave to having repressed her innate abilities. She’s still pretty, but with her face hidden behind glasses and her hair pulled back, she doesn’t know it herself – this, we know Melissa Benoist can play without any problem. Then, an unexpected disaster forces her to use her incredible powers in public. Energized by her heroic deed, for the first time in her life, Kara begins embracing her extraordinary abilities. She begins helping the people of her city and they soon take notice. She’s even given a new moniker, Supergirl. And that’s when the actress will have to show she’s more than a pretty face.

Written by Greg Berlanti and Ali Adler, for Warner Bros. Television and DC Comics, Supergirl still doesn’t look like a CBS show, more of a CW one. But CBS chief Nina Tassler was clear at the last TCAs: the series is not going anywhere. It will stay on CBS and it will not pull a Ringer. She even declared no crossovers with Arrow and The Flash are to be expected anytime soon, even if all of the characters live in the same universe. For now, my guess is Supergirl won’t fly very high this fall…

So what do you think? Hit the comments!

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2 comments

  1. SAMURAI36 says:

    I really don’t get alot of the logic being expressed here. I think when people say “she’s not a bad actress…” What they really mean, is “she’s not the typical Hollywood supermodel, pretending to be an actress, that usually lands these sorts or roles”.

    Of which, I would agree, but the difference is, I don’t think that’s a bad thing. This SG will be more relatable, & therefore will have the ability to reach wider audiences (re: male & female).

    As for the show being on CBS, who cares? I watch TV for the content, not the network the show comes on. I never cared about the CW, before DCTV. I rarely watched FOX before Gotham, & in more rare of NBC before Constantine. But now, DCTV has got me surfing all over the place.

    Of DC were to put a show on PBS, I’d watch that channel too.

  2. Max says:

    I just really can’t see her carrying a show. I don’t think she’s a bad actress but for a CBS show, I was expecting better. I guess we’ll see with the first footage of the show but like you said, it looks more like a CW show than a CBS one.

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