Melissa Benoist Stands Proudly in Supergirl CostumeMarch 6, 2015
Today the first pictures of Melissa Benoist posing in her new Supergirl costume hit the internet. Designed by master costume designer and Academy Award winner Colleen Atwood (Arrow, Into the Woods, Alice in Wonderland, Edward Scissorhands, really the list goes on and on), it is the first time we are seeing the costume for the CBS show.
The costume, with a darker color palette than the comic book counterpart still has the iconic cape, mini skirt, and thigh high boots, but with the addition of tights. Atwood’s take on Kara Zor-El/Kara Danvers is more conservative than recent comic depictions, but is still monumental and elegant for the character.
Not only were the pictures posted online, but executive producer Andrew Kreisburg tweeted out that production for the show started this week. The show is expected to air later this year or early 2016.
— Andrew Kreisberg (@AJKreisberg) March 5, 2015
The pictures of Melissa in her Supergirl costume are the first pictures for the show, We have yet to see any of the other characters. The show follows Kara Zor-El as she learns to embrace her powers after coming to Earth years after Krypton’s destruction. She is the cousin of Superman, and lives with her adopted Earth family the Danvers. At 24, Zor-El works at Catco as an assistant to Cat Grant, played by Calista Flockhart. Also cast in the show Mechad Brooks as James “Jimmy” Olsen, David Harewood at Hank Henshaw, Chyler Leigh as Kara’s foster sister Alexandra Danvers. Recurring role of Kara’s birth mother Aurora Zor-El will be played by Laura Benanti. Also cast in undisclosed roles are Helen Slater (the original Supergirl in the 1984 movie) and Dean Cain (Superman in Lois and Clark: The New Adventures of Superman).
Melissa Benoist tweeted her excitement in the afternoon, saying:
— Melissa Benoist (@itsmmbenoist) March 6, 2015