/supergirl-tv-show-cast-dean-cain-helen-slater/At the tail end of last month, it was announced that Helen Slater, who played Kara Zor-El in the 1984 Supergirl movie, and Dean Cain, who portrayed Superman in the 1990s TV series Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman, have joined the DC Comics adventure series Supergirl for CBS. At the time, their roles were being kept a secret. Now, it seems their characters have been revealed by IMDB.
According to the Internet Movie Database, which is not always accurate, Helen Slater will be playing Sylvia Danvers, while Dean Cain takes on the role of Fred Danvers. The married couple are Kara Danvers' (aka Kara Zor-El) foster parents, who take in the young girl after she flees Krypton before the destruction of her home planet. While this news has not been confirmed, it makes a lot of sense, and sounds like perfect stunt casting. It also falls in line with how 90s The Flash star John Wesley Shipp returned to play father to Grant Gustin in the new CW series based on the DC Comic.
We probably won't get an official confirmation from DC and CBS for sometime. But if this is true, we can expect Helen Slater and Dean Cain to stick around as recurring characters on the show. Both actors previously appeared on the CW's long-running Superman series Smallville. Helen Slater played Clark's birth mother Lara-El, and Dean Cain played the villain Dr. Curtis Knox. So, if this turns out to be accurate, are you okay with this casting? Or does it feel like too much of a stunt?
Supergirl centers on Kara Zor-El, Superman's cousin, who was born on the planet Krypton and escaped amid its destruction years ago. Since arriving on Earth, she has been hiding the powers she shares with her famous cousin. But now at age 24, she decides to embrace her superhuman abilities and be the hero she was always meant to be.