‘Supergirl’ Debuts First Photos of Melissa Benoist

Supergirl First Photos of Melissa Benoist in Character
Melissa Benoist as Supergirl (Photo Credit: Bonnie Osborne / © 2015 Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc. All Rights Reserved)

CBS has revealed the Supergirl costume in two official photos for the upcoming superhero series. Production just began on the series based on the DC Comics characters, with Melissa Benoist in the lead role as Kara Danvers/Kara Zor-El and Supergirl. The costume was designed by 11-time Oscar nominee/three-time Oscar winner Colleen Atwood who also created the costumes worn on The Flash starring Grant Gustin and Arrow starring Stephen Amell.

“In designing Supergirl, I wanted to embrace the past, but more importantly, thrust her into the street-style action hero of today,” explained Atwood.

Supergirl‘s pilot was written by Greg Berlanti, Ali Adler and Andrew Kreisberg, with the trio also executive producing. Glen Winter is directing the pilot episode.

The Plot: 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 become the hero she was destined to be.

Supergirl First Photo of Melissa Benoist
Melissa Benoist in her ‘Supergirl’ costume (Photo Credit: Bonnie Osborne © 2015 Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc. All Rights Reserved)

-By Rebecca Murray

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