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Melissa Benoist, who played the love interest to Fantastic Four star Miles Teller in Whiplash, will be Supergirl on CBS, according to various reports.

Per the CBS series’ logline, Kara Zor-El escaped her home planet of Krypton amid its destruction years ago. Since arriving on Earth, she has concealed the powers she shares with her famous cousin. But now, at age 24, she decides to embrace her superhuman abilities and be the hero she was always meant to be.

HitFix reports that CBS has already given the Greg Berlanti-produced superhero drama a series order for next season.

Benoist has also appeared on Glee, where her co-stars included The Flash's Grant Gustin and Andy Mientus.

The show, produced by Arrow and The Flash's Greg Berlanti, will reportedly also feature Hank Henshaw, Jimmy Olsen and other Superman supporting characters.


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