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The CW's DC universe will be getting much bigger in the 2016 - 2017 TV season as Supergirl moves from CBS to The CW for Season 2. The move seems to be involving some significant changes in the cast, and plenty of new additions for the second season of Supergirl have already been confirmed. Now, another character has been announced who is shrouded in mystery but has the potential to be fantastic. Vampire Diaries alum Chris Wood has signed on to play a surprise character from DC Comics who will be a regular in Season 2.
Chris Wood will make his grand entrance into the world of Kara Danvers and Co. early in the second season, according to TVLine. There are no details available just yet about which DC Comics character Wood will be bringing to life, but we can cross our fingers and hope that it's somebody big. Considering the level of secrecy, it's probably safe to say that he won't be playing any obscure one-off character from Supergirl comics.
Supergirl will be Chris Wood's fourth major venture on The CW. He made his network debut in 2013 as the hunky Adam Weaver on The Carrie Diaries. Wood next showed up on The Vampire Diaries Season 6 as the vampire Kai Parker in 2014, then starred as a police officer named Jake in all thirteen episodes of The CW's limited series Containment in 2016. A regular role on Supergirl could theoretically result in appearances on any or all of The CW's other DC series. An epic crossover between Supergirl, Arrow, The Flash, and Legends of Tomorrow is in the works; perhaps Wood's character will be involved and he'll be able to boast an extensive CW résumé.
Of course, there's no saying at this point whether or not Chris Wood's mystery character would be relevant to an epic DC Comics crossover. He's only one of many actors who will be joining the cast of Supergirl for Season 2. Supergirl will feature Superman in the flesh next season with Teen Wolf alum Tyler Hoechlin as Clark Kent, Ian Gomez will turn up as CatCo journalist Snapper Carr, and Floriana Lima is on board as National City police officer Maggie Sawyer. Former Wonder Woman actress Lynda Carter will tackle the perfect part of the President of the United States. Wood will have plenty of company as a newcomer to the set.
Rumors are currently abounding that Season 2 will borrow some DC characters from Batman comics as well. Batman himself could possibly show up on The CW at some point, and Batwoman and Oracle are rumored to have some important interactions with Supergirl. If there's any truth to the Batwoman and Oracle rumors, who's to say that Chris Wood's character won't be somebody coming from Batman stories rather than Superman or Supergirl comic stories?
Only time will tell. Supergirl won't be returning to the airwaves until Monday, October 10 at 8 p.m. ET on The CW. Check out our breakdown of what we know so far about Supergirl Season 2 for a peek ahead.