Melissa Benoist is Supergirl

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Glee and Whiplash breakout Melissa Benoist has been tapped to play the iconic DC Comics character. The Glee actress was one of many actresses to test for the role, edging out The Vampire Diaries/The Originals’ Claire Holt, among others, for the part.

Supergirl — which still needs an official series order — could give all five of the broadcast networks superhero-themed series on the air next season, with DC properties on four of the five. Fox has Batman story Gotham — which like Supergirl started with a series commitment; NBC has Hellblazer take Constantine, which will end after 13 episodes; CW has already renewed Flash and Arrow; and ABC, via Disney’s deal with Marvel, has Agents of SHIELD and bridge series Agent Carter. For its part, Netflix also has four Marvel series and a mini, starting with Daredevil.

The only thing to look forward to next, is the costume! Stay tuned!

 

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