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Former Kryptonians Helen Slater & Dean Cain Head to CBS’s Supergirl

Once you're in the Super family, you're in it for life.


Am I super excited about this news? You bet!

TV Line rounds out our week of Supergirl news by revealing none other than Helen Slater (star of 1984’s Supergirl and my childhood idol) and Dean Cain (star of ABC’s Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman) would be appearing on the CBS series. Unfortunately TV Line writes, “Details on who the pair will be playing in the pilot are being kept under lock and key.”

Both actors also guest-starred on Smallville (appearances above) in the past but here they are in their original super-duds.

SuperCainSlater2Earlier today we found out Grey’s Anatomy’s Chyler Leigh and Homeland/Selfie’s David Harewood were joining the cast and earlier in the week it was Calista Flockhart. We also found out they’re casting for “Superman.” Presumably the character will exist in Kara’s world but not make actual appearances in it.

Who do you think Slater and Cain might play? I’m thinking they might be really small roles, perhaps important people on Krypton in some flashbacks?

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Jill Pantozzi is a pop-culture journalist and host who writes about all things nerdy and beyond! She’s Editor in Chief of the geek girl culture site The Mary Sue (Abrams Media Network), and hosts her own blog “Has Boobs, Reads Comics” ( She co-hosts the Crazy Sexy Geeks podcast along with superhero historian Alan Kistler, contributed to a book of essays titled “Chicks Read Comics,” (Mad Norwegian Press) and had her first comic book story in the IDW anthology, “Womanthology.” In 2012, she was featured on National Geographic’s "Comic Store Heroes," a documentary on the lives of comic book fans and the following year she was one of many Batman fans profiled in the documentary, "Legends of the Knight."