The “Brothers & Sisters” and “Ally McBeal” star will play Cat Grant, a self-made media magnate and founder of CatCo, where Kara Zor-El (Melissa Benoist) works as her assistant. Cat started her career as a reporter and has built her company into a global powerhouse.
The series, based on the DC Comics characters, follows Kara, Superman’s cousin, at age 24, when she decides to embrace her superhuman abilities and be the hero she was always meant to be, after leaving Krypton and hiding the powers she shares with her famous relative.
“Supergirl,” hailing from Berlanti Productions and Warner Bros. Television, is exec produced by Berlanti (“The Flash,” “Arrow”) and Ali Adler (“Glee,” “The New Normal”). The duo penned the hourlong pilot.
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