So Much Supergirl Show News! Kreisberg and Winter! Leigh and Harewood! Slater and Cain!!!
It seems like almost every day, news about the Supergirl show is breaking. Thursday was something of a blockbuster day as announcements about talent behind and in front of the camera were announced. And the news continues to make this Supergirl fan smile as there hasn't been a clunker among them
Behind the camera, we from Newsarama learned that Andrew Kreisberg, no stranger to writing and producing comic characters, has signed on to be the executive producer of the show. And from ksitetv, Arrow, Flash, and Smallville director Glen Winter has signed on to direct the pilot of the show. I like the works of both of these guys so this makes me think that the behind the scenes work will be superb.
And then Deadline broke the big casting news. Chlyer Leigh will play Alex Danvers and David Harewood will play Hank Henshaw.
Chyler Leigh has the right look for Alex as she has been described:
Kara’s gorgeous, brilliant, science-minded foster sister. Growing up,
Alex was partly jealous of her sibling yet also fascinated by her
abilities, prompting Alex to learn as much as she could about alien
anthropology, sociology and culture. Today, Alex works for a secret
government organization and, alongside her heroic sis, will face many
challenges, both mundane and super.
I didn't watch Grey's Anatomy, Leigh's biggest role to date, so will have to start searching the internet for scenes. But the buzz on line has been overwhelmingly positive. I was hoping for Alexandra Daddario but Leigh sounds great.
David Harewood is another actor I haven't seen before. His biggest credits are Homeland and the short-lived Selfie. Despite not seeing him in action, every picture of him from Homeland oozes the character of Henshaw, described on the show as a onetime CIA agent who now runs the Department of Extra-Normal
Operations, which tracks extraterrestrial threats on the planet Earth.
Both seem right on the money. Excellent casting again by the David Rapoport Agency!