‘Supergirl': CBS Casts Laura Benanti As Melissa Benoist’s Mother | Variety
“Supergirl” has found her mom in “Nashville’s” Laura Benanti, Variety has confirmed.
Benanti has been cast in a major recurring role, as Alura Zor-El, the birth mother of Kara Zor-El (“Glee’s” Melissa Benoist), in CBS’ superhero pilot from Greg Berlanti, based on the DC Comics character.
Supergirl Is (Sorta) Casting Superman | TVLine
Though is he not name-checked and only alluded to in the new CBS series’ synopsis, Superman will put in an appearance of sorts in the pilot.
As pointed out by KryptonSite by way of ProjectCasting.com, Supergirl is seeking someone “5-foot-11 or taller,” “square-jawed” and wielding “a ripped physique” to serve as a body double for “a DC Comic Superhero.”
Lest there be any doubt, interested parties are asked to email their application using the subject line “SUPERMAN.”
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