Supergirl TV show casts the Man Of Steel himself

Former Superman and former Supergirl confirmed for CBS’ Supergirl TV series

Supergirl clocks out Superman in the New 52
Supergirl clocks out Superman in the New 52

Arrow may have Superman Returns star Brandon Routh on its roster, and The Flash may have looked to original Flash TV icon John Wesley Shipp for some fan-pleasing stunt-casting, but CBS’ Supergirl TV show has gone one better.

According to TVLine, not only has original 1984 Supergirl movie star Helen Slater joined the pilot line-up as an unknown character, but so has Dean Cain, who played Clark Kent/Superman on the much-loved Lois & Clark: The New Adventures Of Superman from 1993 to 1997.

Teri Hatcher and Dean Cain in Lois and Clark: The New Adventures of Superman
Teri Hatcher and Dean Cain in Lois and Clark: The New Adventures of Superman

Both previously guested on the long-running Smallville, Slater in the role of Clark/Kal-El’s Krypton mom Lara, and Cain as the immortal Dr. Curtis Knox.

Supergirl will air on CBS in the US. Find out more about the comics that inspired the series with the 100 All-Time Greatest Comics bookazine!