‘Supergirl’ Casts Veteran Superheroes Dean Cain, Helen Slater in Mystery Roles

The actors, who previously played Superman and Supergirl respectively, join the CBS project

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CBS has added Dean Cain and Helen Slater to its “Supergirl” drama, a spokesperson for Warner Bros. Television told TheWrap on Friday.

The actors, who played Superman on “Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman” and Supergirl in the film of the same name, are set to guest star on the pilot, but their roles are yet unknown.

Cain starred on the romance-filled superhero drama “Lois & Clark” opposite Teri Hatcher (Lois Lane) for four seasons. He later hosted TBS’s “Ripley’s Believe It or Not!” and starred on the NBC drama “Las Vegas.” On the big screen, he recently starred alongside another former hero, Kevin Sorbo (“Hercules”), in the religious film “God’s Not Dead,” which pulled in over $60 million.

APA, Ashley M. Hanley and Kleinberg Lange Cuddy & Carlo represent him.

Slater also broke through playing a Krypton-born superhero in the 1984 film “Supergirl.” She subsequently starred in “City Slickers” and “Lassie.” More recently she appeared on CBS’s “The Young and the Restless.”

BRS / Gage Talent Agency, Opus Entertainment and Abrams Artists Agency represent her.

CBS’s “Supergirl” will star Melissa Benoist (“Whiplash”) as the iconic DC Comics heroine, who goes by Kara Zor-El on Krypton but Linda Danvers on Earth. Co-stars include Mehcad Brooks (“True Blood”) as Jimmy Olsen, Laura Benanti (“Nashville”) as Kara’s birth mom and, more recently David Harewood (“Homeland”) and Chyler Leigh (“Grey’s Anatomy”), who play a government agent and Kara’s foster sister, respectively.

Andrew Kreisberg, Greg Berlant, Ali Adler and Sarah Schechter are executive producing “Supergirl” with Berlanti Productions and WBTV.

TVLine first reported the casting.