Ally McBeal star Calista Flockhart is returning to television in the forthcoming CBS pilot Supergirl.
Supergirl is based in the DC Comics character of the same name, a woman named Kara Zor-El (Benoist), who was born in Krypton, but escaped for Earth amid the planet’s destruction. Kara keeps her powers a secret from her cousin Superman until she turns 24 and decides to use them for the greater good.
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Flockhart is best known for her role as the title character in the legal drama Ally McBeal. She also played a lead role in the family drama Brothers & Sisters. Both shows aired on CBS. The actress’ new superhero project will reunite her with Brothers & Sisters Executive Producer Greg Berlanti.