Earlier this week, production began on the first episode of CBS’s Supergirl, which is being adapted by Arrow’s Greg Berlanti. While it has a direct-to-series order, the show still needs to get a pilot ready before the May upfronts, and that would explain why there’s yet another casting update for the series.
Faran Tahir, recognizable to fans of Iron Man and Star Trek, has joined the cast of CBS’s in-production Supergirl pilot.
Tahir is playing The Commander, an alien military expert leading the forces aligned against Supergirl. (Via)
Regardless of how the pilot turns out — though one would hope it ends up being just as good as Arrow and Flash — the show has certainly lined up one heck of a cast that already includes Melissa Benoist, Mehcad Brooks, Calista Flockhart, Laura Benanti, Helen Slater, Dean Cain and Jeremy Jordan. Of course, if there’s one thing Berlanti knows, it’s comic book casting, so this latest development really shouldn’t surprise anyone too much.