Casting is underway for CBS’ Supergirl pilot, which is produced by Arrow and The Flash‘s Greg Berlanti. Melissa Benoist will star as the titular heroine, while Mehcad Brooks will play James “Jimmy” Olsen. And now, we have another casting announcement for the potential series.
According to Deadline, Nashville actress Laura Benanti is set to play Alura Zor-El, Kara’s biological mother. The character will become a “key” recurring role if the pilot is ordered to series. Alura is described as a strong noblewoman who “sends Kara to Earth to escape Krypton’s destruction. Her wisdom and guidance echoes across space and time, proving invaluable on Kara’s journey toward becoming Supergirl.”
There are several more roles in the Supergirl pilot that have to be filled, including Cat Grant, Winslow Schott and Lumberjack. Stay tuned for more news as we have it.