Supergirl star Melissa Benoist has lined up her next big role after The CW superhero drama wrapped in 2021. Find out who she is playing and how Hillary Clinton is involved. Melissa Benoist is putting Kara Danvers’ reporting skills to good use. The former star of Supergirl will star in HBO Max’s The Girls on the Bus, E! News has learned. The series is inspired by a chapter in New York Times journalist Amy Chozick’s 2018 book Chasing Hillary, which covered her time reporting on Hillary Clinton’s 2016 presidential campaign.
Benoist will play Sadie McCarthy, “a journalist who romanticizes the original Boys on the Bus and who scrapped her whole life for her own shot at covering a presidential campaign for the paper of record,” according to the streamer. “Sadie hits the trail and eventually bonds with three female competitors. Despite their differences, these women become a found family with a front-row seat to the greatest soap opera in town: the battle for the White House.”
The Boys on the Bus is a 1972 book by Timothy Crouse which detailed life on the road for reporters during the 1972 presidential election between Richard Nixon and George McGovern. The Girls on the Bus reunites Benoist with Supergirl executive producer Greg Berlanti. The DC Comics series wrapped up its six season run in November 2021. enoist also appeared as Supergirl on episodes of The Flash, Arrow and Legends of Tomorrow.
Benoist—who directed an episode of Supergirl in 2020 continues to make moves behind the camera, too. Warner Television Group, which owns HBO Max, renewed its overall deal with Benoist and her production company, Three Things Productions. According to Vice President of Development Sahar Kashi, the collaboration “will continue to develop and produce new television dramas, comedies, limited series and more for Warner Bros. Discovery’s HBO Max, as well as external streaming services, cable and the broadcast networks.”