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Big things are coming to the future of The CW's lineup of DC-based television series. The Flash will bring us a proper Flashpoint adaptation, Arrow seems to be headed back to its successful elements, and Legends of Tomorrow will introduce the Justice Society. Then there's Supergirl. Kara Danvers (Melissa Benoist) had a solid first season run on CBS, but the series seems to be headed towards bigger and better things with the impending move to The CW. With that in mind, the series cast will soon expand to include a well-known character from the Justice League lore: Snapper Carr.
It appears that the second season of Supergirl will introduce longtime DC character Snapper Carr into the series' ensemble. If you're an astute fan of the DC mythos, chances are you probably already recognize that name. Despite most versions of the character never having powers to speak of (and not always being a fan favorite), Snapper Carr has often been depicted as an honorary member of the Justice League who often aided the heroes in their missions.
Of course, as is the case with television adaptations of this nature, certain changes will be made in order to make Snapper Carr relevant to the series he's about to join. This iteration of the character will take the form of a data-driven journalist hired by Cat Grant (Calista Flockhart) as Editor-in-Chief to embolden the reporters at CatCo to hunt even more aggressively for the perfect story. His no-nonsense attitude eventually will lead him to push Kara to mature and grow in ways we haven't seen before. We will just have to wait and see what that actually entails.
Oh, and we know who will be playing him, too.
To take on the role, the producers of the CBS turned CW series have tapped actor Ian Gomez, according to EW. Primarily known for his work on the comedy series Cougar Town, Gomez has worked on numerous film and television projects ranging from My Big Fat Greek Wedding to Felicity and even The Drew Carey Show. He has a particular knack for comedy that should translate well to the light-hearted tone of Supergirl.
It's a good time for journalist characters on DC television series. In addition to Snapper Carr's imminent introduction on Supergirl, The Flash's Iris West (Candice Patton) has become exponentially more fleshed out as a character over the course of the last season, and we will also see the introduction of Valerie Vale (Jamie Chung) on the next season of Gotham.
The introduction of Snapper Carr shows that DC television series continue to have no qualms with digging deep into the comic book lore for inspiration, and that's a wonderful thing for nerds like us. We will keep you posted with any and all updates related to Supergirl (or any other Arrow-verse series, for that matter) as they become available to us. For more information regarding all of the most highly anticipated fall premieres, check out our comprehensive fall premiere schedule