Deadline reports that actress Laura Benanti has been as Kara/Alura Zor-El, Supergirl’s birth mom. Benanti joins Mehcad Brooks who plays Jimmy Olsen, and Melissa Benoist, who plays Kara Danvers/Supergirl.
Official character description:
A strong noblewoman, Alura sends Kara to Earth to escape Krypton’s destruction. Her wisdom and guidance echoes across space and time, proving invaluable on Kara’s journey toward becoming Supergirl.
Based on the characters from DC Comics, the project, from Warner Bros. TV, studio-based Berlanti Prods. and writers/executive producers Greg Berlanti (The Flash, Arrow) and Ali Adler (Glee, The New Normal), centers on Kara Zor-El (Benoist). Since arriving on Earth, the Krypton-born Kara has been hiding the powers she shares with her famous cousin, Superman. But now at age 24, she decides to embrace her superhuman abilities and be the hero she was always meant to be.
‘Supergirl’ is expected to premiere later this fall.