Ally McBeal star Calista Flockhart has just been announced as the newest member of the Supergirl cast. Known for her upgraded “assets” in the comics, Cat Grant is the founder of CatCo and Kara’s boss. Click the link for more details!
Hot on the heels of the news that Laura Benanti will be playing the role of Kara’s birth mother, CBS has announced that Cat Grant will be making an appearance and will be played by Calista Flockhart. Flockhart is probably best known for her role in Ally McBeal but has also appeared in a number of other projects, including Brothers & Sisters. According to Deadline, who first broke the news, Cat Grant is “a self-made media magnate and founder of CatCo who started her career as a reporter and has built her company into a global powerhouse.”
Kara (played by the lovely Melissa Benoist) will be working for Cat when we first see her and will view Grant as a sort of antagonist. Since the show will be focused on the struggle to juggle her personal life and her new found career in superheroism it makes sense to have someone other than a kryptonian woodsman play the foil.
While this isn’t the most intriguing of casting updates, it is nice to see the world of Supergirl get more rounded. What do you guys think of this casting? Let me know in the comments below and don’t forget to check back in to OTL News for all the latest!