CBS’ upcoming Supergirl series has just cast another DC Comics character. According to Variety, Ally McBeal alum Calista Flockhart has been cast in the role of former Daily Planet reporter Cat Grant.
In the comics, Grant is the fashion reporter at the famed Metropolis newspaper. In the Supergirl series, she’ll be “a self-made media magnate and founder of CatCo,” where Kara Zor-El and Jimmy Olsen work.
Flockhart joins Melissa Benoist (Glee) as Kara, Mehcad Brooks (Necessary Roughness) as Jimmy Olsen, and Laura Benanti (Nashville) as Kara’s Kryptonian mother, Alura Zor-El. This casting reunites Flockhart with Brothers & Sisters co-producer Greg Berlanti, who’s developing the series along with Chuck‘s Ali Adler.
Supergirl has a series commitment from CBS, and is expected to air this fall.