Super, if not-particularly surprising news, everyone! CBS forthcoming Supergirl series has followed The Flash’s lead in returning past franchise stars to the new edition, recruiting Lois & Clark star Dean Cain and original cinematic Supergirl Helen Slater for “top-secret” roles. Might the former Superman and Supergirl’s characters be so easy to identify in CBS’ rendition, however?
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The other night brought word that CBS’ forthcoming Supergirl series might potentially feature the Man of Steel in an able-bodied cameo, but who’s ready for some actual names and faces? Not Another Teen Movie star Chyler Leigh has nabbed the role of Kara’s sister “Alex,” while Homeland alum David Harewood may one day gear up as Cyborg Superman.
Everything we’ve heard about CBS’ forthcoming Supergirl series suggests that the Man of Steel himself would play a subdued, cursory role, Kara’s supporting cast even pilfering a few names from Superman lore. Now, the CBS super-drama confirms its intent to feature Superman in the pilot episode, or at least a Super-looking man.
CBS’ forthcoming Supergirl series boasts a number of DC figures among its primary cast, and while Kara Zor-El and Jimmy Olsen have already been found, two new figures from DC lore have joined the party. Calista Flockhart will return to television to portray Superman media mogul Cat Grant, while Nashville star Laura Benanti will play Kara’s Kryptonian mother.
Whether or not you thought Bradley Cooper’s 2011 ‘Limitless’ needed a TV reboot of the 100% brain-power hero solving cases for the FBI, CBS certainly seems committed to making it work. Director Neil Burger has exited the remake project for scheduling purposes, surprisingly leaving ‘The Amazing Spider-Man’ helmer Marc Webb in his place.
CBS’ forthcoming ‘Supergirl’ series has kept right on casting beyond its titular heroine, but as with any good DC series, villains will come out of the woodwork, some more literally than others. A new report suggests that DC’s “Lumberjack” will be the first big bad Kara Zor-El faces in following Superman’s bootsteps, but a far more sinister villain may be pulling the strings.
The prospect of a ‘Limitless’ TV series to follow Bradley Cooper’s 2011 “10% of your brain” thriller has been floating around for a few years now, but CBS may be the one to finally make it happen. The ‘Limitless’ follow-up has officially been given a pilot order, along with new details on how the series would tie in with the original film.
The moment CBS found their ‘Supergirl’ in ‘Glee’ star Melissa Benoist, we knew the DC drama would cast faster than a speeding bullet. Enter our new Jimmy Olsen for the super-series, courtesy of ‘True Blood’ and ‘Necessary Roughness’ star Mehcad Brooks!
Far be it for us to ever question our TV overlords and the small-screen movie reboot trend, but at least some franchises feel fair game for a fresh take. Cue loudmouth Chris Tucker wailing, as ‘Rush Hour’ will move forward with an official pilot order at CBS, written under ‘Scrubs’ and ‘Cougar Town’ creator Bill Lawrence.
CBS ‘Supergirl’ recently revealed a more procedural format that had many fans worried about the series, but the casting of Kara Zor-El should leave all positively ‘Glee’-ful. Melissa Benoist will don a cape and tights for the title role in CBS’ ‘Supergirl’ series, chronicling the adventures of Superman’s cousin.