Supergirl TV Series lines up vampire as Kara Zor-El

The Supergirl TV series may have already found its leading lady. Find out who’s up for Kara Zor-El…

supergirl claire holt

supergirl claire holt

A vampire and former mermaid could be taking over CBS’s up-coming series Supergirl, as The Wrap reports Claire Holt is in talks to play the title role.

Holt made her TV debut in 2006 as teenager-turned-mermaid Emma Gilbert in Nickelodeon’s H20: Just Add Water. More recently, she has starred as fan-favourite Rebekah Mikaelson in both The Vampire Diaries and spin-off series The Originals.

Supergirl casting claire holt
Claire Holt as vampire Rebekah Mikaelson

You can read the official series synopsis for Supergirl here:

Based on the characters from DC Comics, Supergirl will follow Kara Zor-El. Born on the planet Krypton, Kara escaped amid its destruction years ago. And since arriving on Earth, she’s been hiding the powers she shares with her famous cousin. But now at age 24, she decides to embrace her superhuman abilities and be the hero she was always meant to be.

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Supergirl will air on CBS in the US in 2015. You can buy the 1984 Supergirl film on DVD for £6.12 from Amazon.co.uk. Find out more about the comics that inspired the series with the 100 All-Time Greatest Comics bookazine!