Looks like “Supergirl” is officially up, up and away at CBS.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, the network handed out a series order for the DC Comics adaptation.
The drama will center around Superman’s cousin, Kara Zor-El (Melissa Benoist), who, like the Man of Steel, was born on the planet Krypton and escaped as a child to Earth.
The story picks up with Kara at the age of 24, when she decides to finally embrace her special powers—she shares the same superhuman abilities as Kal-El—to be the caped hero she was always meant to be.
The show, which also co-stars Calista Flockhart, Chyler Leigh and Mehcad Brooks, almost landed at The CW, but after CBS Entertainment chairman Nina Tassler saw the final cut and loved it, it was slotted as the network’s first foray into the comic book-turned-television-show parade.
Dean Cain, who played the last son of Krypton on ABC’s “Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman” in the early ‘90s, will guest star in the pilot.