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'Supergirl' starring Melissa Benoist ordered to series at CBS

"I'm so happy I could fly!!" the actress tweeted in celebration of the news.

By Annie Martin
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'Supergirl' starring Melissa Benoist ordered to series at CBS
Melissa Benoist as Supergirl. CBS

LOS ANGELES, May 7 (UPI) -- Melissa Benoist starrer Supergirl has been ordered to series at CBS.

The 26-year-old actress was announced as Kara Zor-El, aka Supergirl, in January, and appeared in costume in a first promo photo for the pilot in March.

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"I'm so happy I could fly!! @GBerlanti @SarahSoWitty @AliAdler @AJKreisberg @geoffjohns," Benoist tweeted in celebration of the news Wednesday.

Arrow and The Flash executive producer Greg Berlanti co-wrote the pilot with Ali Adler and Andrew Kreisberg, and will co-executive produce with Adler and Sarah Schechter. The fellow DC Comics-based series are in their third and first seasons, respectively, at The CW.

Supergirl will see Kara Zor-El embrace and begin to use her powers while living on Earth as Kara Danvers. Mehcad Brooks will co-star as Jimmy Olsen, with Calista Flockhart as Cat Grant, David Harewood as Hank Henshaw and Chyler Leigh as Alex Danvers.

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