We learned last week that Helen Slater, who played the title superheroine in 1984’s Supergirl movie, had joined the cast of the upcoming CBS television series Supergirl in an undisclosed role.
Now, series star Melissa Benoist, who will take on the title role of the new show, posted a photo to her Twitter account of herself with Slater, with the caption “Supergirls then and now…. @HelenSlaterNYC …is this real life?! So crazy/amazing!!” The photo shows the actresses in plain clothes in a casual setting, no costumes or anything like that. Check out the image and the Twitter post here below.
No mentioned on where the photo was taken or what the two actresses were doing together, since reports are that the Greg Berlanti-produced Supergirl has not yet started filming.
Along with Slater, Dean Cain (Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman) has also signed on to the series in an as-of-yet-revealed role. (Perhaps the former “Super” stars will play Kara’s foster parents.)
Supergirl also stars Melissa Benoist (Glee) as Supergirl; Chyler Leigh (Grey’s Anatomy) as her foster sister, Alex Danvers; Calista Flockhart (Brothers & Sisters, Ally McBeal) as her boss Cat Grant, a media mogul; Mechad Brooks (Necessary Roughness, True Blood) as co-worker and love interest Jimmy Olsen; Laura Benanti (Nashville, Nurse Jackie) as Alura Zor-El, Kara’s birth mother; David Harewood (Homeland, Robin Hood) as CIA agent Hank Henshaw (who, in the comics, is also Cyborg Superman); and Jeremy Jordan (Smash) as Winslow “Winn” Schott, Kara’s tech expert co-worker (based on the comics character Toyman). The character of The Lumberjack is expected to appear in the pilot.
There’s a chance that Supergirl will take place in the same universe as The CW’s Arrow and The Flash, which will create the potential for crossover episodes. The new series, which is scheduled to premiere in the 2015 portion of the 2015–16 television season, will be of the crime procedural variety, with the Kryptonian “Supergirl” Kara Zor-El aka Kara Danvers on Earth being the crime solver.
Supergirl is written and produced by Greg Berlanti and Ali Adler, and will join Warner Bros. TV’s pre-existing DC Universe shows Gotham (FOX); Arrow (The CW); The Flash (The CW); Constantine (NBC); and the imminently debuting iZombie (The CW). Other ordered series in development include Lucifer (FOX); Preacher (AMC); Static Shock (Digital); Titans (TNT); DMZ (Syfy); Scalped (WGN America); and Krypton (Syfy).