Supergirl is pulling out all the stops as Helen Slater and Dean Cain join the cast.
It’s no secret that the CBS Supergirl series will be the first time Kara Zor-El has starred in her own project since the original 1984 movie. But while Melissa Benoist landed the role of the new Kara, it looks as though former-Supergirl Helen Slater will be back.
And she’s bringing Superman with her…
According to TV Line, both Dean Cain and Helen Slater have signed up for the Supergirl series in guest-starring roles.
“How’s this for super-meta casting: Helen Slater and Dean Cain have landed guest-starring roles on CBS’s Supergirl,” they revealed. “Details on who the pair will be playing in the pilot are being kept under lock and key.”
“The cast also includes Grey’s Anatomy‘s Chyler Leigh as Kara’s foster sister Alex, Homeland‘s David Harewood as Department of Extra-Normal Operations chief Hank Henshaw, Ally McBeal‘s Calista Flockhart as Kara’s boss Cat Grant and Desperate Housewives‘ Mehcad Brooks as Jimmy Olsen.”
Of course, Dean Cain starred as Superman in the awesome ‘90s TV show, Lois and Clark: The New Adventures of Superman. But for now, details of both their roles remains under wraps.
However, this isn’t the first time we’ve seen Dean Cain or Helen Slater return to their super-powered roots… after both actors appeared in Smallville.
In that show, Helen Slater featured as Clark Kent’s Kryptonian mother, Lara-El… and Dean Cain appeared as Dr. Curtis Knox – an immortal doctor who was obsessed with the power of Kryptonite.
But could either of them reprise these roles?
In the case of Dean Cain, I highly doubt it. After all, he was a minor character in Smallville who appeared only once. But Helen Slater’s depiction of Lara-El could give Supergirl a much stronger connection to her Kryptonian cousin – Superman.
And with rumours that Superman himself might make a brief appearance on the show, it seems rather fitting to get Helen Slater back in the role.
Of course, for now we’ll just have to wait and see. But either way, it looks as though Supergirl is off to a great start.
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