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CBS’ ‘Supergirl’ Adds ‘Super’ Alums Dean Cain and Helen Slater

CBS’ “Supergirl” pilot has added “Super” veterans Dean Cain and Helen Slater to its cast in top-secret roles, Variety has confirmed.

Slater starred as Kara, the titular heroine, in 1984 movie “Supergirl” (the character will be played in the CBS pilot by Melissa Benoist), while Cain portrayed the Man of Steel/Clark Kent in ABC’s “Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman.” Both guest-starred on Superman origin series “Smallville,” with Slater appearing as Clark’s Kryptonian birth mother Lara, and Cain playing Dr. Curtis Knox.

Details on their “Supergirl” roles were not announced, but they join a cast that also includes Laura Benanti, Chyler Leigh, David Harewood, Calista Flockhart and Mechad Brooks.

News of Slater’s and Cain’s casting was first reported by Variety sister site TVLine.

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