We know that a new ‘Supergirl‘ series in the works over on CBS though haven’t been hearing much in the way of details until now. While we still don’t have an official synopsis for the show, we do have descriptions of some of the main characters to share with you and they are pretty revealing on what we can expect from the series. The best thing? We also found out that the people in charge of the casting also helped setup the casting for The CW’s ‘Arrow‘ and ‘The Flash,’ so if you are fans of those two, you should at least be able to look forward to who is cast in these leads.
There will be some major changes from the comics in the TV rendition of ‘Supergirl,’ but that is to be expected as it isn’t currently going to be in line with any of the existing DC shows or movies and will most likely be set to exist on an Earth without a Superman.
So first off here is the description of Supergirl whose real name is Kara Zor-El and goes by the name of Kara Danvers on the show:
For Kara Zor-El aka Kara Danvers, the show is eyeing Caucasian females, age 22 to 26, to play 24. As the series’ mythology goes, 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 lead that is being cast will actually be for Kara’s older sister, Alexandra. Well, her adoptive sister that is. She’ll be there to probably help balance out the character and will be a new creation for long term fans of the various incarnations of Kara.
The other lead role currently being cast is that of 26-year-old Alexandra “Alex” Danvers, Kara’s gorgeous, brilliant, science-minded foster sister. Growing up, Alex was partly jealous of her sibling yet also fascinated by her abilities, prompting Alex to learn as much as she could about alien anthropology, sociology and culture. Today, Alex works for a secret government organization and, alongside her heroic sis, will face many challenges, both mundane and super.
It makes sense that the series is set to change directions and not follow in the steps of a Superman who probably can’t exist in this televised universe.
With what little details we have so far, are you looking forward to the new take on ‘Supergirl’ that they are going with or is this still too little to go on? Share your thoughts below!