Supergirl Has Been Cast And We Are “Gleefully” Surprised!

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Melissa Benoist has been cast as Supergirl in CBS’s new upcoming hit show! You know what this means? Time to get out the hydrogen peroxide and dye that hair! Or wear a blonde wig, because Supergirl isn’t Supergirl without blonde hair. (This is coming from a blonde supporter, and thus otherwise expert on all things blonde).

Deadline reports:

Melissa Benoist got her break when she was cast as a female lead in the William McKinley High School storyline on Glee when most of the Fox dramedy’s original stars saw their characters either move to New York or leave the show. Now Benoist has landed an even higher-profile leading role that could make her a household name overnight.

Based on the characters from DC Comics, the project, from Warner Bros. TV and studio-based Berlanti Prods., centers on Kara Zor-El (Benoist). Born on the planet Krypton, Kara Zor-El escaped amid its destruction years ago. Since arriving on Earth, she’s been hiding the powers she shares with her famous cousin, Superman. But now at age 24, she decides to embrace her superhuman abilities and be the hero she was always meant to be.

Did anyone else watch her on Glee? I did – and I really liked her character. I mean, she was kinda soft and weepy, but that’s okay – she could play the soft and weepy really well! And I have high hopes for her ability to kick some ass and fight some crime. As long as this doesn’t develop into CSI-SUPERGIRL, we don’t need that. Do you hear me CBS? No more CSI, no one cares anymore! CSI is dead to us!

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