Casting is now underway for a series based on DC Comics’ “Supergirl,” with David Rapaport — the casting director that found Stephen Amell and Grant Gustin for “Arrow” and “The Flash” — tacking on the job of finding the CBS show’s lead hero and her older sister.
With the call out for actresses wishing to play the lead Kryptonian, TVLine has posted details of the exact type of Supergirl the show is looking for. For the lead role of Kara Zor-El, aka Kara Danvers, Rapaport is looking for “Caucasian females, age 22 to 26, to play 24.” This iteration of Supergirl will have arrived on Earth at the age of 12 where she was taken in by the Danvers family. The series is expected to follow her journey from shunning her super abilities to embracing them as she earns the name Supergirl.
The casting notice also includes information about another lead role, Kara’s foster sister Alexandra “Alex” Danvers. For that part, the casting director is seeking someone to play a “gorgeous, brilliant, science-minded” 26-year-old that grew up jealous of her other-worldly sister. Now Alex works for a secret government organization and will come up against just as many challenges as her super sister.
Greg Berlanti (“Arrow,” “The Flash”) and Ali Adler (“No Ordinary Family”) wrote the “Supergirl” pilot and will also executive produce the series.
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