The Hollywood Reporter has announced that CBS has handed out a series order to its DC Comics adaptation Supergirl. The series focuses on Kara Zor-El played by Melissa Benoist, a Kryptonian stranded on Earth following the destruction of her home planet Krypton. Assuming the name Kara Danvers, she decides to come out of hiding at the age of 24 and really use her super abilities for good. Glen Winter directed the pilot, The executive producers are Greg Berlanti and Andrew Kreisberg. It also stars Mehcad Brooks as Jimmy Olsen, Laura Benanti as Alura Zor-El, Calista Flockhart as Cat Grant, Chlyer Leigh as Supergirl’s sister Alex, David Harewood as Hank Henshaw and Jeremy Jordan as Winslow Schott.