Anyone that’s been following the media treatment of that other Kryptonian knows that Supergirl is getting her own, Snyder-Free television series courtesy of American network CBS. But just today, we got news of some interesting additions to the ongoing cast. In addition to Calista “Ally McBeal” Flockhart as Cat Grant, we now have a serious blast from the Kryptonian past in form of Dean Cain and Helen Slater.
For those too young to remember—or exist during—the 80s, Helen Slater was the first and original Supergirl in the 1984 movie of the same name. Similarly for those too young to remember—or exist—during the 90s, Dean Cain is the one, the only, the original Superman/Clark Kent during the successful run of the ABC series Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman.
There’s been no mention at this time about what roles Cain and Slater will playing, but it’s pretty clear that someone in production for this new series is familiar with the media legacy of the Superman Family. And is willing to give a nod of appreciation. That’s still no guarantee that the show will be a success, but it’s hard not to get hopeful about the idea of a beautiful blonde tossing cars and bad guys around.