Calista Flockhart to Co-Star in Supergirl Series as DC Comics Character
Ally McBeal and Brothers and Sisters star Calista Flockhart is returning to television as a regular on the CBS Supergirl series, playing DC Comics character Cat Grant.
The Supergirl series, starring Whiplash and Glee's Melissa Benoist as Kara Danvers, follows Superman's cousin, who shares the same otherworldly superpowers. After traveling from her home planet Krypton, she was taken in by a foster family and taught to be extremely careful with her powers. Now, at 24 years old, she begins to embrace her powers and use them to fight crime and improve her city.
Flockhart will play Cat Grant, the founder of a major corporation for whom Kara works as an assistant. In the comics, she was primarily a love interest for Superman who provided conflict for Lois and Clark, but also appeared in Supergirl comics as an adversary who ultimately discovered her secret.
CBS's Supergirl series is slated for a fall 2015 release.