Robert Gant Cast as Zor-El
Some more casting news has come in under the radar. Robert Gant, who played Ben Bruckner on the U.S. edition of Queer as Folk, has been confirmed by Supergirl.tv to be playing the role of Zor-El in the Supergirl pilot. I like this casting a lot. Gant has a wonderful look for the (good) version of Zor-El.
Given Gant’s friendly demeanor and the empowering tone of this show and its focus on the mother-daughter relationship, I’m pretty confident that he will be portraying a positive (i.e. not evil) version of Kara’s father. Gant’s casting hasn’t been officially promoted so Zor-El will probably only appear in the pilot (although they could always bring him back in a future episode).
Just leaving a really, well, super cast read-through at WB Studio. Terrific folks assembled for this one. Gonna be super fun to shoot!
— Robert Gant (@RobertGant) March 2, 2015
Always excited to go to work. But particularly excited today! And always love shooting on the Warner lot. #PlayDay
— Robert Gant (@RobertGant) March 16, 2015