There’s a giddiness today in “comic book geekland” – and that includes me 🙂
As the television series Supergirl transfers from CBS to The CW for it’s sophomore season, we get the news that Lynda Carter, known for her iconic role as “Wonder Woman,” will be joining the series in a recurring role as President of the United States.
From TV Guide:
Earlier this year, executive producers Andrew Kreisberg and Greg Berlanti told TVGuide.com that they had approached Carter for the role earlier but scheduling made it impossible to include her in the first season.
“We’re going to do it, we’ll just do it next year,” Kreisberg said. The Season 1 finale also hinted at Carter’s turn when the president sent “her” thanks to Supergirl for saving the planet.
Carter is just the latest in a slew of casting additions to Supergirl’s sophomore effort. The show is also adding Teen Wolf alum Tyler Hoechlin as Superman. Carter adds another powerful female actress into the frame though while it still remains to be seen how large of a part Calista Flockhart’s Cat Grant will play in the new season. The CW and Warner Brothers had no comment on whether Flockhart would remain a series regular transition to a recurring character when TVGuide.com reached out earlier this month.
Carter’s first appearance will be in the third episode of season 2 – Supergirl premieres Monday, Oct. 10 at 8/7c on The CW.