CBS is underway for casting its upcoming Supergirl series and details for its two lead characters has been released.
For the titular heroine Kara Zor-el aka Kara Danvers is aiming its casting nets for Caucasian females between the ages of 22 to 26.
The other role looking to be filled is that of Alexandra “Alex” Danvers, Kara’s brainy foster sister.
Regarding the premise of the series: Kara at age 12 was sent from her dying home planet of Krypton to Earth, where she was taken in by the Danvers, a foster family who taught her to be careful with her extraordinary powers. After repressing said skills for more than a decade, Kara is forced to use her powers to stop an unexpected disaster. Energized by her heroism for the first time in her life, she begins embracing her abilities in the name of helping the people of her city, earning herself a super moniker along the way.
Kara’s sister Alex was partly jealous of her sibling yet also fascinated by her abilities, prompting Alex to learn as much as she could about alien anthropology, sociology and culture. Today, Alex works for a secret government organization and, alongside her heroic sis, will face many challenges, both mundane and super.
The Supergirl series is being produced by the creators behind Arrow and the Flash.