Melissa Benoist is still a part of the Warner Bros. Television family.
The Supergirl alum and her Three Things Productions banner have renewed their overall deal with Warner Bros. TV. And their first project with the studio is the political TV drama The Girls on the Bus.
Three Things Productions will produce the series with the actress serving as one of the stars of the show, which was originally set up at The CW, before moving to Netflix, and finally landing a straight-to-series order at HBO Max.
What role will Melissa Benoist play in The Girls on the Bus?
After playing a journalist in Supergirl for six seasons, Melissa Benoist will be back on the small screen in a similar role. Inspired by a chapter in Amy Chozick’s book Chasing Hillary, The Girls on the Bus will see Benoist 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. 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 Girls on the Bus is written and executive produced by Julie Plec (The Vampire Diaries) and Amy Chozick, with Rina Mimoun (Superman & Lois) serving as executive producer and showrunner. Greg Berlanti and Sarah Schechter also executive produce via Berlanti Productions, which is also under an overall deal with Warner Bros. TV.
Melissa Benoist and Warner Bros. TV
Melissa Benoist and Three Things Productions first inked an overall deal with Warner Bros. TV in February 2021.
“I’ve had a wonderfully supportive home at Warner Bros. for the last six years, and I’m thrilled to have the opportunity to put on a producer’s hat and continue working with them,” the actress said at that time, referencing her six-year stint as Kara Danvers in the Warner Bros.-produced The CW series Supergirl. “I approach my work as an actor in search of that magic gut feeling you get when you know something is right. I plan on following those instincts as a producer, approaching each story with passion, playfulness, curiosity, a sure-footed step, and like all things worth taking a risk on, a hint of terror. I can’t wait to collaborate with new voices and find stories that hit the heart in that indefinable way.”
Under the terms of the renewed overall deal, Melissa Benoist and Three Things Productions will continue to develop and produce programming across all platforms for Warner Bros.
Founded in February 2021, Three Things Productions is run by the actress with Sahar Kashi, the company’s vice president of development.
Melissa Benoist as Supergirl
Melissa Benoist made her debut appearance as Supergirl in 2015. Before moving to The CW, the series aired its first season on CBS, where it drew an average of almost 10 million viewers per episode, The show, was then relegated to The CW starting its second season and became an integral part of the network’s Arrowverse.
The actress earned rave reviews for her performance as Supergirl throughout the show’s six-season run. The actress brought home two Teen Choice Awards and a Best Actress for TV Award from the Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films for her role as the Girl of Steel.
Supergirl concluded in November 2021 and in an interview on Jimmy Kimmel Live, she admitted that she wouldn’t miss flying. Watch the video below to find out why.