Calista Flockhart Boards CBS’s Supergirl

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Calista Flockhart has joined the cast of CBS’s live-action Supergirl TV pilot.

Flockhart (Brothers & Sisters, Ally McBeal) will star as a potential series regular in the role of Cat Grant, employer of Kara Zor-El a.k.a. Supergirl (Melissa Benoist).

Cat is described as a self-made media magnate and founder of CatCo. She started her career as a reporter and has built her company into a global powerhouse. Kara (Melissa Benoist) works as her assistant.

In the DC Comics universe Catherine ‘Cat’ Grant is a well-known gossip columnist for the Daily Planet and one of Clark Kents romantic interests and Lois Lane’s rival.

Actress Tracy Scoggins first played the character in the TV series Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman, followed by actress Keri Lynn Pratt on Smallville.

Flockhart joins a growing cast that includes ‘Glee’ and ‘Whiplash’ star Melissa Benoist as Superman’s Kryptonian cousin, ‘Nashville’s Laura Benanti as Alura Zor-El, Supergirl’s Kryptonian birth mother and ‘Necessary Roughness’ star Mehcad Brooks as James Olsen, a photographer at CatCo..

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