Kitty was one of my favorite characters on ‘Brothers and Sisters’ and I was very sad when the show ended. I watch reruns and ‘Ally McBeal’ from time to time too. Now Calista Flockhart is coming back to TV.
Calista, 50, has been cast as a series regular for ‘Supergirl’, Variety reported.
She will take on the Kitty name again, but this time as Cat Grant. This Cat is “a self-made media magnate and founder of CatCo.” The lead character, Kara Zor-El (Melissa Benoist), works as Cat’s assistant. Variety also revealed that Cat started as a reporter before building “her company into a global powerhouse.”
‘Supergirl’ has received a series commitment from CBS, The Hollywood Reporter said. The show revolves around superman’s cousin, Kara. She was born on the planet Krypton and escaped before the destruction of the planet. Kara was taken in by a foster family, the Danvers, when she arrived on Earth. Her family cautioned her to be careful with her powers, but now at 24 she decides to start using her powers to help people.
I’m very excited to see Calista back on TV, even if it isn’t in a leading role. As Ally she was very funny and as Kitty she was very strong. I’m looking forward to see what her portrayal of Cat will be.
In ‘Brothers and Sisters’ she was a driving force in politics, from a radio show, to a TV show, to a communications director for a senator and book author. Lets not forget she was married to the ambitious presidential candidate, Robert McCallister. I think being head of a huge media company will suit her well.
I was already interested in the show because of the shift in male superheroes to female, but now that Calista has joined the cast, I’m definitely tuning in.