Supergirl Star Melissa Benoist Lands TV Comeback Role

Supergirl actress Melissa Benoist has bagged her first major TV role since she The CW series came to an end.

Benoist has officially been cast in HBO Max’s upcoming drama The Girl on the Bus.

The series is inspired by a chapter in writer and reporter Amy Chozick’s 2018 novel Chasing Hillary, and is based on her time covering Hillary Clinton’s 2016 presidential campaign for The New York Times.

The upcoming drama will also see Benoist reunite with Supergirl executive producer Greg Berlanti.

She will star as journalist Sadie McCarthy, who, according to the series’ official logline, “romanticizes the original ‘Boys on the Bus'”, putting her life on hold to cover a presidential campaign.

“Sadie hits the trail and eventually bonds with three female competitors,” the logline adds. “Despite their differences, these women become a found family with a front-row seat to the greatest soap opera in town: the battle for the White House.”

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A Seventh Season Of Supergirl, Possibly Without Benoist, Was Pitched To The CW

If Supergirl had gone on for more than six seasons, the series would have continued without its titular Girl of Steel.

At the Ultimate Crisis convention, new details were revealed regarding Supergirl‘s final season. Originally, the Arrowverse series was set to conclude with Season 7. However, since “the cast was tired, they merged it with the sixth.” Jessica Queller, who was a writer on Supergirl for the first three seasons and an executive producer on the last three, reportedly pitched a Kara-less Season 7 to The CW, but the network turned down the idea. No additional details were revealed regarding what Season 7 of Supergirl would have looked like without Melissa Benoist’s Kara Danvers.

Supergirl premiered on CBS in 2015 but moved to The CW after Season 1. The DC series ran for 126 episodes across six seasons with the series finale being released in November 2021. The two-part series finale, titled “Kara,” ended with Kara Danvers becoming CatCo’s new editor-in-chief and revealing her identity as Supergirl to the world through an exclusive televised interview with Cat Grant. Benoist played Kara Danvers/Supergirl in all six seasons of Supergirl as well as several crossover appearances in The Flash and other Arrowverse series.

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‘Supergirl’ Grad Melissa Benoist Near Deal To Star in ‘Girls On The Bus’

Melissa Benoist is near a deal to star in HBO Max’s newly ordered drama series The Girls on the Bus, from exec producers Greg Berlanti and Julie Plec. The casting reunites the actress with Berlanti after she spent six seasons wearing the cape as the lead of CBS-turned-The CW’s Supergirl. The DC Comics-inspired drama wrapped its run in November, with the final season pushed to March of last year in order to accommodate Benoist’s pregnancy.

Reps for HBO Max and producers Warner Bros. TV declined comment as a deal is not officially closed.

The Girls on the Bus is inspired by a chapter of Amy Chozick’s best-selling book. The comedic, character-driven drama chronicles four female journalists who follow every move of a parade of flawed presidential candidates while finding friendship, love, and scandal along the way. Benoist is expected to play one of the four central journalists.

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