Supergirl: First Look at Melissa Benoist In Costume

supergirl-first-lookWarner Bros. Television has released the first two images from CBS’s new pilot Supergirl, from The Flash and Arrow producers Greg Berlanti and Andrew Kreisberg.

supergirl-01The series, which started shooting this week, stars Melissa Benoist as Kara Danvers/Kara Zor-El and Supergirl. 

Grey’s Anatomy‘s Chyler Leigh will play Kara’s foster sister Alex, Homeland‘s David Harewood is Department of Extra-Normal Operations director Hank Henshaw, Desperate Housewives‘ Mehcad Brooks is Jimmy Olsen and Ally McBeal‘s Calista Flockhart will play Kara's boss Cat Grant. Laura Benanti, Dean Cain and Helen Slater all also have roles in the series, and Iron Man's Faran Tahir will play one of the villains.

The costume for Supergirl was designed by Colleen Atwood, who also designed the costumes for Arrow and The Flash and whose motion picture credits include Academy Awardsfor her work on Alice in Wonderland, Memoirs of a Geisha and Chicago, as well as eight additional Oscar nominations for films such as Into the Woods, Snow White and the Huntsman, Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street and Sleepy Hollow.

supergirl-full-01“In designing Supergirl, I wanted to embrace the past, but more importantly, thrust her into the street-style action hero of today,” Atwood said.

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 is from executive producers/writers Greg Berlanti, Ali Adler and Andrew Kreisberg. Sarah Schechter is also executive producing, with Glen Winter directing. Based on the characters from DC Comics, Supergirl is produced by Berlanti Productions in association with Warner Bros. Television.

Benoist is the third actress to play Supergirl in live action for the screen, the first being Helen Slater, who appeared in a live-action feature film as the character and the second being Smallville's Laura Vandervoort. Both used brighter, more comics-traditional colors for their costumes, although Vandervoort never truly "suited up," only wearing an outfit that approximated the look of her costume from the comics. 

Photo Credit: Bonnie Osborne

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    Looks good...just on the wrong actress...but I gotta see it in action before anything tho.

  1. While it doesn't make me scream I love it,  I don't have any sort of problem with it. What could they really do with a Supergirl costume to make me love it? I mean besides putting it skin tight on Megan Fox...

  2. The S is just off IMO.  I like it ok.  

  3. I don't like this one. It's too simple but i need to see it in action to be sure about it.

  4. Agreed, I have to see it in action to have a full opinion but just looking at it here I think the skirt is a bit too high.  Just don't know how she is going to kick but without showing her underside.....but we will see.  I also agree on the actress, I really was rooting for Vandervoot but times change so again, we'll see if Melissa can prove worthy of the costume.

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