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CBS and Warner Bros. TV Gleeful as They Find Actress to Play Lead in ‘Supergirl’

Jan 23, 2015  •  Post A Comment

As Warner Bros. TV and CBS prepare the pilot for “Supergirl,” they have found an actress to play the lead role.

She’s Melissa Benoist, who plays Marley Rose on “Glee,” reports the Hollywood Reporter’s Live Feed blog. Benoist also has a small but memorable role as the girl actor Miles Teller’s character dates in “Whiplash,” which is up for a Best Picture Oscar.

Says the Reporter, “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, sources tell THR.”

The article says the series has a “hefty series commitment,” but offers no other details about that commitmnet .

Deadline notes that the pilot is written by Greg Berlanti and Ali Adlerz and that Berlanti’s production company co-produces with Warner Bros. TV. Berlanti is also one of the executive producers on two series on The CW that involve DC Comics characters, “The Flash” and “Arrow.”

Melissa-BenoistMelissa Benoist in “Whiplash”


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