The Ally McBeal and Brothers and Sisters star will star opposite Melissa Benoist for the next major DC network show.
The studio confirmed Monday that Flockhart would be returning to network television to play Cat Grant, Kara’s boss in the Supergirl series.
Supergirl, a Greg Berlanti production for CBS, will follow a 24-year-old Kara Zor-El (Benoist) as she navigates living a normal life and also coming to terms with being Superman’s cousin with all the powers that entails. According to early breakdowns, Kara is an assistant to Cat Grant (Flockhart), a self-made media magnate.
The show will mark a return to television for Flockhart, who has stayed away from the spotlight since the end of ABC’s Brothers and Sisters in 2011. She previously worked with Berlanti in that show. She is repped by Gersh, Industry Entertainment and Jackoway Tyerman.