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Jeremy Jordan cast as Toyman in Supergirl pilot

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The Wrap has revealed that The Last Five Years star Jeremy Jordan has signed on to play Winslow Schott in the pilot episode of CBS’ upcoming DC adaptation Supergirl, with a view to becoming a recurring guest role should it make it to series.

Described as a “tech genius and superstar It whiz”, Schott is better known to DC fans as one of the incarnations of Toyman, the supervillain and regular foe of Superman, who made his first appearance in Action Comics #64 way back in 1963.

See Also: Future Supergirl Melissa Benoist poses with previous Supergirl Helen Slater

Supergirl sees Melissa Benoist (Whiplash) leading the cast as Kara Danvers/Supergirl alongside Chyler Leigh (Grey’s Anatomy) as Alexandra Danvers, Calista Flockhart (Ally McBeal) as Cat Grant, Laura Benanti (Nashville) as Alura Zor-El, David Harewood (Selfie) as Hank Henshaw, Mechad Brooks (Necessary Roughness) as Jimmy Olsen, Jeremy Jordan (The Last Five Years »

- Gary Collinson

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Future Supergirl Melissa Benoist poses with previous Supergirl Helen Slater

3 March 2015 5:18 AM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

It was revealed last week that previous Supergirl Helen Slater would be joining the ranks of the upcoming CBS TV show based on the comic book character.

To celebrate this news, new Supergirl Melissa Benoist posed with her previous counter-part Slater on her Twitter account. She may not be in her costume, but it’s still really cool!

Check out the image below:

Supergirls then and now…. @HelenSlaterNYC …is this real life?! So crazy/amazing!! pic.twitter.com/tQtHlnWEGM

Melissa Benoist (@itsmmbenoist) March 2, 2015

Supergirl sees Benoist (Whiplash) as Linda Danvers/Supergirl, Chyler Leigh (Grey’s Anatomy) as Alexandra Danvers, Calista Flockhart (Ally McBeal) as Cat Grant, Laura Benanti (Nashville) as Alura Zor-El, David Harewood (Selfie) as Hank Henshaw, Mechad Brooks (Necessary Roughness) as Jimmy Olsen and Dean Cain (Lois and Clark: The New Adventures of Superman) in a mysterious role. »

- Luke Owen

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Supergirl Scoop: Jeremy Jordan to Play CatCo Tech Guru... and More?

2 March 2015 4:30 PM, PST | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

Smash alum Jeremy Jordan can put his newest role in the Winn column.

The multitalented actor has signed on to guest-star as Supergirl‘s Winslow “Winn” Schott, a tech-savvy colleague of Kara’s, TVLine has learned.

Related CBS’ Supergirl Casts the Heroic Helen Slater and Dean Cain in Top-Secret Roles

Per CBS’ official character description, Winn is a “superstar It whiz” who works alongside Kara (Glee‘s Melissa Benoist) at CatCo.

But those well-versed in DC Comics lore will recognize Jordan’s character’s name as an alias used by the villainous Toyman, who uses toy-inspired gadgets to wreak havoc and commit crimes. »

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CBS’ Supergirl series enlists former Kryptonians Dean Cain and Helen Slater

27 February 2015 1:56 PM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

In a great bit of meta casting, CBS’ Supergirl series has just added former Kryptonians Dean Cain and Helen Slater to its cast. Cain is of course known for his role as Clark Kent/Superman in ABC’s 1990s series Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman, while slater played Kara Zor-El in the 1984 Supergirl film.

There are, unfortunately, no details about what Cain and Slater’s roles (which are described by TVLine as “top secret” guest spots) may be, and while it’d be fun to speculate that they’ll play the Kryptonian parents of Kara, Laura Benanti has already been cast as Alura Zor-El. So, that’s probably out of the cards. Perhaps they’ll play Kara’s foster parents instead? Who better to parent the new Supergirl than two previous members of the Super family?

We’ll of course have more details about these roles as the news becomes available. »

- James Garcia

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Helen Slater And Dean Cain Land Secret Guest Spots On CBS’ Supergirl Series

27 February 2015 11:52 AM, PST | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

CBS’ forthcoming Supergirl series continues to flesh out its growing cast roster with the addition of two surprising – yet familiar – names. TV Line reports that Helen Slater and Dean Cain have boarded the show for what are being described as two “top secret, guest-starring roles.”

This marks the third time each actor has appeared in the Superman-Supergirl canon. Slater first made waves in the titular role for 1984’s Supergirl movie, while Cain portrayed Clark Kent on the small screen in ABC’s long-running series, Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman. Both went on to guest star on The CW’s Superman drama Smallville; the former as Clark’s birth mother Lara, and Cain as Dr. Curtis Knox. For now, the network are keeping the details of their specific roles on Supergirl under wraps.

One thing’s for certain – they won’t be reprising their original franchise roles. Kara »

- Gem Seddon

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Supergirl Casts the Heroic Helen Slater and Dean Cain in Top-Secret Roles

27 February 2015 11:14 AM, PST | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

How’s this for super-meta casting: Helen Slater and Dean Cain have landed guest-starring roles on CBS’s Supergirl, TVLine has learned.

Slater, of course, played Kara on the big screen in 1984’s Supergirl, while Cain starred as the Man of Steel in ABC’s Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman. And both guest-starred on the WB/CW Superman drama Smallville, Slater in the role of Clark/Kal-El’s Krypton mom Lara, and Cain as the immortal Dr. Curtis Knox.

Related Supergirl Is (Sorta) Casting Superman

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CBS’ Supergirl Adds David Harewood and Chyler Leigh

26 February 2015 3:24 PM, PST | TVovermind.com | See recent TVovermind.com news »

It’s a bird! It’s a plane! It’s more casting news for CBS’ Supergirl! Earlier this week, it was announced that Ally McBeal star Calista Flockhart had been cast in the role of Cat Grant, Kara’s (Melissa Benoist) boss at Cat Co. Today, CBS and Warner Bros. TV announced the casting of two other characters as Homeland’s David Harewood and Grey’s Anatomy’s Chyler Leigh have joined the cast. Harewood will be playing Hank Henshaw, who is described as “a onetime CIA agent” that “now runs the Department of Extra-Normal Operations (Deo), which tracks extraterrestrial threats on the planet Earth.” In the DC Comics Universe, Henshaw is better known as Cyborg-Superman, who appeared during the arc “Reign of the Supermen” when Superman had died in “The Death of Superman.” Leigh will be playing Alex Danvers, the foster sister of Kara Zor-El/Danvers. “Fascinated by Kara »

- Andy

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Supergirl Adds Chyler Leigh, David Harewood And Another Arrow Producer

26 February 2015 2:06 PM, PST | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

CBS’ upcoming Supergirl series has just gained a few exciting additions, both behind and in front of the camera. According to THR, Arrow and The Flash producer Andrew Kreisberg has come aboard the series to help Greg Berlanti (also of The Flash and Arrow fame) and Chuck‘s Ali Adler with producing duties. On top of that, Supergirl has cast Chyler Leigh and David Harewood in regular roles.

Leigh – most recognizable for her long stint as Lexie Grey on Grey’s Anatomy – will play Kara Zor-El’s foster sister, Alexandra “Alex” Danvers. The report describes her as a “confident” woman, who is “fascinated by Kara’s powers from a young age [and] developed a lifelong obsession with science that inspired her to become a doctor.”

Homeland alum David Harewood will play DC Comics character Hank Henshaw, known by comic book readers as the man who becomes Cyborg Superman. In the show, »

- James Garcia

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Supergirl series finds its Cyborg Superman and Alex Danvers, adds Arrow and Flash producer

26 February 2015 2:00 PM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

CBS has added three new additions to its Supergirl series, in front of and behind the camera. According to THR, Arrow and The Flash producer Andrew Kreisberg has come on board to help produce and write the show, while Grey’s Anatomy actress Chyler Leigh and Homeland‘s David Harewood have signed on for regular roles.

Leigh will play Alexandra “Alex” Danvers, the foster sister of Supergirl herself, Kara Zor-el. The report describes her as “confident,” with a fascination for Kara’s powers that began at a young age and developed a “lifelong obsession with science that inspired her to become a doctor.”

Harewood, meanwhile, as signed on to play DC Comics Character Hank Henshaw, who readers will recognize as Cyborg Superman. There’s no telling if he’ll make that transition in the series, but in the series he’ll be a one-time CIA agent, who now runs the Department of Extra-Normal Operations, »

- James Garcia

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Melissa Benoist talks pressure and excitement for Supergirl

25 February 2015 12:57 PM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Melissa Benoist will soon be suiting up as the Last Daughter of Krypton on CBS’ upcoming Supergirl TV series, and, as expected, is feel pretty excited and pressured about the opportunity. In a new interview with Comic Book Resources, the Glee and Whiplash actress talked a bit about what we can expect from her approach to the character of Kara Zor-El:

“What’s so wonderful about her is that she is such a relatable character, amongst her powers. What I’m most excited about is telling a story about a human being really realizing their potential and strength, and I think that’s something that everyone will root for and want in their own lives – I’m really excited about that.”

When asked if she’d been doing any reading to prepare the role, Benoist said:

“It’s a little daunting. It’s daunting, but that’s good. I like being pushed. »

- James Garcia

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Supergirl casting call confirms Superman appearance

24 February 2015 11:29 PM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

While it seemed likely that Superman would show up on CBS’ upcoming Supergirl series in some capacity, it’s now been confirmed by this casting call released by Project Casting:

We are looking for Body Double for a DC Comic Superhero –

You must be available for an interview this Thursday and if selected will work several day during March.

This is for a CBS pilot. You can be SAG or Non-Union.

You should be 5’11 or taller and be Square Jawed

and have a ripped physique.

You must send a bodyshot, shirtless, sizes, current contact info and your first five to ChrisBSubmissions@centralcasting.com – in the subject line write Superman

Based on the fact that they’re seeking a body double for the part, it looks like Superman will only have a tangential role in the show, and likely won’t show up in the flesh (well, not in the pilot, »

- James Garcia

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Calista Flockhart Joins "Supergirl" Series

24 February 2015 6:45 AM, PST | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

"Ally McBeal" and "Brothers & Sisters" actress Calista Flockhart has scored a key role in CBS' upcoming "Supergirl" TV series.

The story centers on Superman's cousin Kara Zor-El (Melissa Benoist). Having been raised by a family who taught her to repress her innate abilities, the now 24-year-old young woman begins embracing her extraordinary abilities and becomes the hero known as Supergirl.

Flockhart will play DC Comics character Cat Grant, in this version a self-made media magnate and founder of CatCo who started her career as a reporter and has built her company into a global powerhouse. Kara is her assistant.

Tracy Scoggins previously played a version of Cat Grant in NBC's "Lois and Clark" series back in the 1990s.

Source: The Live Feed »

- Garth Franklin

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Supergirl: Calista Flockhart cast as Cat Grant

24 February 2015 1:14 AM, PST | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

More Supergirl casting news today – Calista Flockhart will play media magnate Cat Grant, Kara’s boss…

Yesterday we passed on the news that Laura Benanti had been cast as Supergirl’s mother Alura Zor-El in the upcoming TV series. Now, another main female character has been cast – media mogul Cat Grant.

Taking on the role will be Calista Flockhart, best known for her work in American shows Ally McBeal and Brothers & Sisters. In her more geek-friendly moments, though, she’s also provided voices for Robot Chicken before, and shown up on Saturday Night Live.

Cat Grant is likely to be a fairly key role, as Melissa Benoist’s Kara is believed to work for her company CatCo while she’s not off saving the world, flying around in a cape and the like.

Conflicting rumours tell us that Kara will either be a reporter or Cat’s personal assistant, but »

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Calista Flockhart Turns Superboss For ‘Supergirl’

23 February 2015 11:30 PM, PST | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

She became famous as a quirky, love-obsessed lawyer in Ally McBeal. But Calista Flockhart’s latest role sees her taking command at media outfit CatCo in CBS’ Supergirl series, adapted from the DC Comics characters.

Flockhart plays Cat Grant, a journalist-turned-magnate who takes young Kara Zor-El under her wing. Kara is of course the Kryptonian’s alias, played by Melissa Benoist. Little else is known, but this high profile casting suggests Grant will play a big part in proceedings.

The actress went on from McBeal to further success in Brothers And Sisters, but received unwanted attention from the industry she’s now representing on screen, due to her relationship with Harrison Ford.

Also starring Mehcad Brooks as Jimmy Olsen, this is one show gaining the momentum of a speeding bullet. The pilot script is by Greg Berlanti and Ali Adler and production is via CBS, Warner Bros Television and Berlanti Productions. »

- Steve Palace

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'Supergirl' Gets Calista Flockhart as Cat Grant

23 February 2015 2:07 PM, PST | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

CBS is continuing to cast its core group of characters for Supergirl, with former Ally McBeal star Calista Flockhart coming aboard to play Cat Grant. She will star opposite Melissa Benoist as Kara Zor-El, playing the former Kryptonian's boss at CatCo. Greg Berlanti, the man behind The CW's Arrow and The Flash, is executive producing.

The Supergirl pilot is based on the popular DC Comics character, who just happens to be Superman's cousin. The story follows Kara, who has been hiding her powers from the world. At the age of 24, she decides to embrace her superhuman abilities to become the hero she was always destined to be. Kara also works as an assistant to Cat Grant, a self-made media conglomerate and founder of CatCo.

Calista Flockhart's Cat will be a former reporter who has built her own company into a global entity. This will be the actress' first major »

- MovieWeb

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'Supergirl' Gets Calista Flockhart as Cat Grant

23 February 2015 2:07 PM, PST | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

CBS is continuing to cast its core group of characters for Supergirl, with former Ally McBeal star Calista Flockhart coming aboard to play Cat Grant. She will star opposite Melissa Benoist as Kara Zor-El, playing the former Kryptonian's boss at CatCo. Greg Berlanti, the man behind The CW's Arrow and The Flash, is executive producing.

The Supergirl pilot is based on the popular DC Comics character, who just happens to be Superman's cousin. The story follows Kara, who has been hiding her powers from the world. At the age of 24, she decides to embrace her superhuman abilities to become the hero she was always destined to be. Kara also works as an assistant to Cat Grant, a self-made media conglomerate and founder of CatCo.

Calista Flockhart's Cat will be a former reporter who has built her own company into a global entity. This will be the actress' first major »

- MovieWeb

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Calista Flockhart joins Supergirl as Cat Grant

23 February 2015 2:05 PM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

CBS’ upcoming Supergirl series has just cast another DC Comics character. According to Variety, Ally McBeal alum Calista Flockhart has been cast in the role of former Daily Planet reporter Cat Grant.

In the comics, Grant is the fashion reporter at the famed Metropolis newspaper. In the Supergirl series, she’ll be “a self-made media magnate and founder of CatCo,” where Kara Zor-El and Jimmy Olsen work.

Flockhart joins Melissa Benoist (Glee) as Kara, Mehcad Brooks (Necessary Roughness) as Jimmy Olsen, and Laura Benanti (Nashville) as Kara’s Kryptonian mother, Alura Zor-El. This casting reunites Flockhart with Brothers & Sisters co-producer Greg Berlanti, who’s developing the series along with Chuck‘s Ali Adler.

Supergirl has a series commitment from CBS, and is expected to air this fall.

 

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- James Garcia

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Ally McBeal’s Calista Flockhart Joins Supergirl As Cat Grant

23 February 2015 2:03 PM, PST | TVovermind.com | See recent TVovermind.com news »

Last week it was announced that Nashville’s Laura Benanti had been cast on CBS’s Supergirl as Kara Zor-El’s (Glee’s Melissa Benoist) Kryptonian mother Alura, and now, today, it has been revealed that Ally McBeal herself, Calista Flockhart, is joining the DC Comics drama as famous Superman player Cat Grant. CBS describes this version of Grant as a self-made media magnate and founder of CatCo. On the series, Cat began her career as a reporter and has built her company into a global powerhouse known as CatCo., which is where Kara works at as her assistant. This incarnation of the character is very different from the comic version, as Cat is famous for being the big gossip reporter for the Daily Planet. This addition will be a little reunion between Flockhart and executive producer Greg Berlanti (Arrow, The Flash), as she played Kitty Walker on Brothers & Sisters, »

- Andy

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Calista Flockhart Boards Supergirl TV Series As Kara’s Boss

23 February 2015 1:36 PM, PST | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

In the latest round of casting news for CBS’ upcoming Supergirl show, former Ally McBeal star Calista Flockhart has signed on to appear as a series regular. Touted to play Kara’s boss, Flockhart’s arrival will find her reunited with former Brothers And Sisters executive, Greg Berlanti.

The series – based on the popular DC Comics character – is set to become the third DC TV spinoff shepherded into production by Berlanti following Arrow and The Flash. It’s believed that Flockhart’s decision to return to network television was due to Berlanti’s involvement. Whatever the reason, the actress will now be joining Whiplash‘s Melissa Benoist, who snagged the lead role of Kara Zor-El, Mehcad Brooks as love interest Jimmy Olsen, and Laura Benanti as Supergirl’s mother.

To get caught up to speed, here’s an early logline for the show:

Since arriving on Earth, the Krypton-born Kara »

- Gem Seddon

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CBS' 'Supergirl' casts Calista Flockhart as Cat Grant

23 February 2015 1:33 PM, PST | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

CBS' "Supergirl" pilot has cast a familiar name to play a familiar character from elsewhere in the comics Super-universe, hiring "Ally McBeal" and "Brothers & Sisters" alum Calista Flockhart to play Cat Grant. Introduced into Superman comics in the '80s, Cat was a sexpot reporter at the Daily Planet and romantic rival of Lois Lane's for Clark Kent's affections. On TV, she's previously been played by Tracy Scoggins in "Lois & Clark," and by Keri Lynn Pratt on "Smallville." The character is getting a bit of a reinvention here, described by Warner Bros. as "A self-made media magnate and founder of CatCo, Cat Grant started her career as a reporter and has built her company into a global powerhouse. Kara (series star Melissa Benoist) works at CatCo as her assistant." Thoughts? »

- Alan Sepinwall

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