First Photos of Melissa Benoist From SuperGirl

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The first photos of Glee and Whiplash star Melissa Benoist wearing her Supergirl costume have emerged from the upcoming CBS TV series.

The costume for Supergirl was designed by three-time Oscar winner Colleen Atwood, who also designed the costumes for “The Flash” and “Arrow” and whose motion picture credits include Academy Awards for her work on Alice in Wonderland, Memoirs of a Geisha and Chicago, as well as eight additional Oscar nominations for films such as Into the Woods, Snow White and the Huntsman, Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street and Sleepy Hollow, among others.

“In designing Supergirl, I wanted to embrace the past,” says Atwood, “but more importantly, thrust her into the street-style action hero of today.”

The pilot episode of “Supergirl” was written by Ali Adler (“No Ordinary Family”) and Greg Berlanti (“Arrow,” “The Flash”). They will also executive produce along with Sarah Schechter and Warner Bros. TV. The show has a series commitment at CBS.

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