Glee's Melissa Benoist Is 'Supergirl'!

Glee's Melissa Benoist Is 'Supergirl'!

Melissa Benoist is definitely leaving McKinley High behind — for a cape!

The 26-year-old actress, who played Marley on Glee, is headed to the CBS and Warner Bros. Television series, Supergirl.

Supergirl centers on Kara Zor-El, Superman’s cousin, who was born on the planet Krypton and escaped amid its destruction years ago. Kara, who after arriving on Earth, was taken in by a foster family, the Danvers, who taught her to be careful with her extraordinary powers.

Now 24, Kara feels un-empowered, a slave to having repressed her innate abilities. She’s still pretty, but with her face hidden behind glasses and her hair pulled back, she doesn’t know it herself. An unexpected disaster forces her to use her powers in public. Energized by her heroic deed, for the first time in her life, Kara begins embracing her extraordinary abilities. She begins helping the people of her city and they soon take notice – and she’s even given a new moniker: Supergirl.

WHAT DO YOU THINK of Melissa as Supergirl?

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  • Arrow 12

    I hope it works out.

    • The_Shockerwave

      Agreed as Supergirl needs to have the girl next door look plus this is gonna be a Spinoff of The Arrow and The Flash Series.

      • Arrow 12

        It can work and be great. Smallville was an amazing show. They should be talking to the writers of that show.

        • The_Shockerwave

          Yeah and plus this is gonna be Greg Belanti’s Supergirl w/ a Woman doing his odd ball Co-Work.

  • WendyO

    She reminds me a little bit of Laura Prepon from That 70′s Show.

  • hellyeah

    This girl is sooo talented and gorgeous and was so underexploited in Glee!I can’t wait to see her as Supergirl!<3