It’s a bird! It’s a plane! No, it’s Claire Holt – and the actress may just be flying straight into your small screen as CBS’ newest heroine. According to The Wrap, the Australian entertainer, who is best known for portraying Rebekah on “The Originals,” is being considered for the lead in “Supergirl.” That’s right, Holt might be trading in her blood-sucking ways to save some lives as Superman’s cousin, Kara Zor-El.
The CBS comic-book adaptation, which received a series commitment from the network, will follow the storyline of Superman’s kin, Kara, who was born on the planet Krypton but escaped before its destruction. Kara fled to Earth with Superman where she attempted to live a normal life by repressing her powers. But according to the comic’s storyline, at the age of 24, Kara was forced to embrace her superhuman abilities when a disaster struck. She then embodied her uniqueness after the exposure of her true identity.
The role of Supergirl was initially taken on by Helen Slater in the 1984 “Superman” spinoff film. Decades later, Laura Vandervoort took a swing at playing the cousin of Clark Kent (Tom Welling) in the seventh season of the CW smash series “Smallville” when she reprised the role in 2007.
Although the actress looks the part with her shiny blond hair and striking features, Holt also embodies the strength of “Supergirl.” From her characters in “The Vampire Diaries” to “H2O,” the Aussie has proven just how courageous she can be on camera.
The one-hour drama "Supergirl" is being written and produced by Gerg Berlanti (“Green Lantern,” "Arrow,” “The Flash”) and Ali Adler (“Chuck,” “No Ordinary Family”), with Sarah Schecter (“Pan”) acting as an executive producer on the project.
“Supergirl” is being produced by Berlati Productions in association with Warner Bros. Television.
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