IGN is reporting that Glee star Melissa Benoist has been cast as Kara Jor El aka Supergirl in CBS upcoming superhero series. Benoist was on Glee for two seasons and most recently starred as Miles Teller’s love interest in the film Whiplash. Warner Bros is producing the series with executive producer Greg Berlanti who is also executive producer on Flash and Arrow.
Given this and the fact CBS is a co owner of the CW many have been led to speculate that Supergirl is part of the Arrow universe and the possibility for the two to crossover exists.Though the president of CBS Nina Teller has squashed those hopes for now. CBS official description of Supergirl is as follows “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. But now at age 24, she decides to embrace her superhuman abilities and be the hero she was always meant to be.”