Look, up in the sky: it's a bird, it's a plane! It's...Supergirl! This fall, Supergirl will be joining the lineup of burgeoning superheroes and villains in Smallville
. Supergirl is the latest DC Comics character to join the series that has previously welcomed Martian Manhunter, The Green Arrow, The Flash, Aquaman, Cyborg and Brainiac. Casting for the Supergirl role is currently underway.
On "Smallville," the seventh season premiere kicks off with the arrival of Supergirl, whose name is Kara, as Clark's (Tom Welling
) 19-year-old cousin. She was born on Krypton and is the daughter of Zor-El, Jor-El's brother. Kara possesses all of Clark's powers and one he doesn't yet have ... she can fly! Kara also has a strong, rebellious streak that puts her at odds with Clark, and puts her onto Lex's (Michael Rosenbaum
) radar. In addition, she takes a romantic interest in Jimmy Olsen (Aaron Ashmore).
"Smallville" airs on Thursdays at 8:00-9:00 p.m. ET on The CW.