Supergirl Pilot Official Description and Cast List

An official description and press release have been released by CBS for the series premiere of Supergirl on Monday October 26th. The official description includes the full pilot cast list, telling us the first names of Kara’s Earth parents, and also confirms some of the guest roles.

Read it below:

AFTER 12 YEARS OF KEEPING HER POWERS A SECRET ON EARTH, KARA ZOR-EL, SUPERMAN’S COUSIN, DECIDES TO FINALLY EMBRACE HER SUPERHUMAN ABILITIES AND BE THE HERO SHE WAS ALWAYS MEANT TO BE, ON THE SERIES PREMIERE OF “SUPERGIRL,” MONDAY, OCT. 26

Melissa Benoist, Calista Flockhart, Chyler Leigh, Mehcad Brooks, David Harewood and Jeremy Jordan Star

“Pilot” – After 12 years of keeping her powers a secret on Earth, Kara Zor-El, Superman’s cousin, decides to finally embrace her superhuman abilities and be the hero she was always meant to be, on the series premiere of SUPERGIRL, Monday, Oct. 26 (8:30-9:30 PM, ET/PT), on the CBS Television Network. The series moves to its regular time period (8:00-9:00 PM) on Monday, Nov. 2.

SUPERGIRL is an action-adventure drama based on the DC Comics character Kara Zor-El, Superman’s (Kal-El) cousin who, after 12 years of keeping her powers a secret on Earth, decides to finally embrace her superhuman abilities and be the hero she was always meant to be. Twelve-year-old Kara escaped the doomed planet Krypton with her parents’ help at the same time as the infant Kal-El. Protected and raised on Earth by her foster family, the Danvers, Kara grew up in the shadow of her foster sister, Alex, and learned to conceal the phenomenal powers she shares with her famous cousin in order to keep her identity a secret. Years later, at 24, Kara lives in National City assisting media mogul and fierce taskmaster Cat Grant. She works alongside her friend and IT technician Winn Schott and famous photographer James Olsen, who Grant just hired away from the Daily Planet to serve as her new art director. However, Kara’s days of keeping her talents a secret are over when Hank Henshaw, head of a super-secret agency where her sister also works, enlists her to help them protect the citizens of National City from sinister threats. Though Kara will need to find a way to manage her newfound empowerment with her very human relationships, her heart soars as she takes to the skies as Supergirl to fight crime.

Melissa Benoist stars as Kara Danvers/Supergirl in the new action-adventure drama SUPERGIRL, on the CBS Television Network.

Photo: Matthias Clamer/Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc. © 2015 WBEI. All rights reserved.REGULAR CAST:
Melissa Benoist (Kara Danvers/Supergirl)
Calista Flockhart (Cat Grant)
Chyler Leigh (Alex Danvers)
Mehcad Brooks (James Olsen)
David Harewood (Hank Henshaw)
Jeremy Jordan (Winslow “Winn” Schott)
GUEST CAST:
Laura Benanti (Alura)
Derek Mio (Hayashi)
Ben Begley (Tobey)
Faran Tahir (The Commander)
Owain Yeoman (Vartox)

Dean Cain (Dr. Jeremiah Danvers)
Helen Slater (Dr. Eliza Danvers)
Malina Weissman (Young Kara)
Jordan Mazarati (Young Alex)
Rick Garcia (Rick Garcia)
Leyna Nguyen (Leyna Nguyen)
Robert Gant (Zor-El)
Paul Stuart (Yale)
Nick Jaine (Another Staffer)
Sheila Collins (Passenger)
Chriss Anglin (Pilot)

Kinna Mcinroe (Waitress)
Briana Venskus (Tech Woman)
Julien Yuen (Terrified Teen)
Zayne Emory (Rick Malverne)
Mackenzie Brooke Smith (Female Student #1)
Jaidan Jiron (Female Student #2)
Tara Macken (Stunt Mother)
WRITTEN BY: Executive Producers Greg Berlanti, Andrew Kreisberg and Ali Adler
DIRECTED BY: Glen Winter

Make sure to catch the premiere of Supergirl on Monday October 26th, on CBS.

  • mbradleyc

    So, she is 24 and hid her powers on Earth since she was 12, but she left krypton the same time as Kal-El who was a new born baby at the time? Are we to believe they took different routes to Earth or will they actually use Argo City as an explanation? Either way, the time doesn’t work out unless they are the same age, which they aren’t supposed to be. Superman is eternally 29. Unless he isn’t anymore.