CW’s Supergirl To Join Cast Of CBS “Supergirl”

supergirl-casting-image Another former Supergirl is joining the ranks of the CBS series of the same name, and it was announced at the Television Critics Association press tour that Laura Vandervoort has been cast to play the part of Indigo, as reported by

Vondervoort originally played Supergirl in the hit CW series Smallville, and is the second actress to have originally played the part to join up in this series (the first being Helen Slater who played Supergirl in the 1984 film of the same name, and she also played Lara Jor-El, young Clark Kent’s biological mother in Smallville). As Indigo the show’s producers described her as a living, strong-willed supercomputer that was sentenced to Fort Rozz after turning against the people of Krypton. Now on Earth, Indigo will let nothing stand in her way.

Another new addition to the cast includes Jeff Branson (The Young and the Restless) in the recurring role of Master Jailer. As the forceful and unrelenting jail guard on Fort Rozz, Master Jailer showed no mercy. Now on Earth, he is hellbent on catching all of the Fort Rozz escapees and brutally bringing them to justice.

Finally, it was revealed that an upcoming episode of Supergirl will take inspiration from Alan Moore’s classic Superman story “For The Man Who Has Everything,” a story that saw Superman living in a dream state where Krypton did not explode and he lived out his life on his home planet, with the show’s thirteenth episode, which will be titled “For the Girl Who has Everything.”

Melissa Benoist leads the cast of Supergirl season one as the title character with a cast that also includes Mehcad Brooks as James Olsen, Laura Benanti as Alura Zor-El, Calista Flockhart as Cat Grant, Chyler Leigh as Alexandra “Alex” Danvers, Jeremy Jordan as Winslow “Winn” Schott, Jenna Dewan Tatum as Lucy Lane (sister of Lois), David Harewood as Hank Henshaw, Peter Facinelli as Maxwell Lord, with Dean Cain and Helen Slater.

So is this good universe building? Have you ever given any thought as to why the prisoners in this series were sentenced to Fort Rozz instead of just being banished to the Phantom Zone? Is this series generally going in a good direction since it first premiered?

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