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CBS took a big swing this season with “Supergirl” and today the network released the first trailer for the series — nearly seven minutes of it. The series stars Melissa Benoist as the high flying hero trying to make a name for herself outside of her cousin’s shadow. The trailer shows the young girl stressed out about spending her time getting coffee and have a near tragedy, which endangers her sister Alex’s (Chyler Leigh) life, brings the hero out in her. We also meet the characters who fill in Kara’sRead More
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Posted On March 6, 2015By Alamin YohannesIn Television, TV Images

TV: First Look at Melissa Benoist as Supergirl

We finally get to see what TV’s next DC Comics hero will look like! The Wrap has released photographs of Melissa Benoist as the Kryptonian hero for upcoming CBS drama “Supergirl.” In the series, Benoist stars Supergirl herself Kara Zor-El. As a child Kara escaped the destruction of her home planet of Krypton and was raised on Earth. After years of keeping her powers hidden, Kara is ready to use them for good. Calista Flockhart, Mechad Brooks, Chyler Leigh and David Harewood also star. The costume was designed by Academy Award winner Colleen Atwood. She isRead More
Another familiar DC comic book character is headed for the small screen. CBS has found their Jimmy Olsen for the upcoming “Supergirl” series in actor Mehcad Brooks, it was announced today. Brooks is the second actor to sign on after Supergirl herself, “Glee” alum Melissa Benoist, who was cast last week. In this adaptation of DC comics, the show will follow Benoist’s Kara, who has grown up on Earth since her home planet Krypton was destroyed. After hiding her powers all these years, the young woman is now ready toRead More

Posted On January 22, 2015By Alamin YohannesIn Television, TV Casting

TV: Melissa Benoist Will Be CBS’ Supergirl

Stephen Amell, Ben McKenzie and Grant Gustin better make room for a new hero on the scene. According to TVLine, Melissa Benoist has nabbed the role Kara on the CBS series “Supergirl.” The series will follow Benoist’s Kara, who has grown up on Earth since her home planet Krypton was destroyed. After hiding her powers all these years, the young woman is now ready to tap into her superhero potential. She is ready to accept her powers and is determined to use them for good. This is one of the biggest roles this pilot season. “Arrow”Read More
Gaspard Ulliel Saint Laurent
The first trailer has debuted for Bertrand Bonello‘s Yves Saint Laurent biopic “Saint Laurent” starring Gaspard Ulliel, Jérémie Renier, Louis Garrel, and Léa Seydoux. Not to be confused with Jalil Lespert‘s Pierre Niney-led “Yves Saint Laurent,” which made is debut months earlier at the Berlin Film Festival in February, Bonnello’s “Saint Laurent” has Ulliel starring as the legendary French fashion designer whose fashion house continues to run nearly sixty years since he first started his career in 1958. However, unlike Lespert’s film, Bonello’s biopic did not have official approval ofRead More
Miles Teller Whiplash
Miles Teller stars as an aspiring jazz drummer with dues to pay in the first trailer for Damien Chazelle‘s “Whiplash.” The film, which won both the Grand Jury Prize and Audience Award at the 2014 Sundance Film Festival, follows Andrew (Teller), a first-year music student training under the guidance of the ruthless band conductor, Terence Fletcher (J.K. Simmons), who at one point even slaps Andrew in front of his peers. But physical abuse and public humiliation apparently aren’t enough to make Andrew simply quit. ”I wanna be one of theRead More
Melissa Benoist The Longest Ride
“Glee” star Melissa Benoist, 25, has joined the cast of George Tillman Jr.‘s “The Longest Ride,” according to a report by Deadline. Based on the 17th published novel by Nicholas Sparks, “The Longest Ride” follows the lives of a young couple whose romance parallels with that of an older couple. Britt Robertson and Scott Eastwood star as college senior Sophia Danko and cowboy Luke Collins, respectively, while the elderly couple are played by Jack Huston and Oona Chaplin in flashbacks. Benoist joins the cast as Marcia, Sophia’s roommate. Benoist, whoRead More
Over the course of five seasons, “Glee” has made stars of complete unknowns, reintroduced stars of the stage to a new demographic, and elevated the careers of seasoned performers. Now that the show’s penultimate season is near the finish line and has only one last lap to go, we at Up and Comers are focusing our magnifying glass on the cast of Fox’s musical dramedy with even more precision than ever before. Whether they’re regular cast members or recurring guest actors, it’s these 10 breakout “Glee” actors (listed below inRead More
The recent addition to the “Glee” family, Melissa Benoist has now landed a role in full length drama feature “Whiplash“. Deadline reports the young star will play opposite Miles Teller and J.K. Simmons. Damien Chazelle wrote and directed the short film which won the Sundance Short Film Jury Award earlier this year. The film follows a young aspiring drummer (Teller) as he struggles with the pressure and intensity of his jazz teacher (Simmons) who continuously breaks down Teller’s characters aspirations in the school. Chazelle will direct the feature with production already underway.Read More