Fans are in for a pretty crazy season of superhero TV this year, with maybe 100 different and awesome things happening on the CW alone. A big part of that is the newly acquired Supergirl, a show that is continually ramping up the DC love. The light-hearted adventure already introduced a bunch of classic characters into the fold like Martian Manhunter and Red Tornado, and that's not changing for Season 2. Not only is an all new Superman on the way, but another familiar face in the DC pantheon will be showing up. Lynda Carter, the former Wonder Woman from the 1970's TV show, is appearing as the President of the United States- and now we've got the first look at the character.
What a delightful picture of an in costume Melisa Benoist with a rather presidential looking Lynda Carter. This picture comes from Benoist's Instagram account, with the caption "met a wonderful woman today"- a clear reference to Carter's time as the most iconic superheroine in the business. Like most things related to Supergirl, the image is bright, cheerful, and makes one feel all gooey inside. The picture is void of any plot details and really just shows what Carter would dress like if she were the president. It's still an exciting image, though.
As of now, we don't know too many details on what the relationship between Lynda Carter's Madam President and Supergirl will be like. Carter will reportedly appear on the show in the third episode of Season 2 in what will be a recurring role.
It sounds like Supergirl will have to make quite a few trips to the White House this season. It's possible that Lynda Carter could be filling a mentor-type role that Calista Flockhart's Cat Grant assumed in Season One. Flockhart has a reduced role this season after the move from Los Angeles to Vancouver, so perhaps Kara will be getting advice from a different powerful woman. There's also a chance that Supergirl could be reporting to The President regarding the status of the being inside the Kryptonian pod from the Season finale.
Lynda Carter is the latest in a unique trend that has been occuring on the Greg Berlanti-produced shows. One of the nice things about the "Flarrowverse" is that the shows tend to hire a lot of former major DC actors to appear in new roles. For example, Helen Slater - who played Supergirl in the Supergirl movie - plays Kara's adoptive mother on the new show. John Wesley Shipp played Barry Allen in the short-lived Flash TV show from the 90's, and was later cast to play the same character's father on the CW.
We'll get to see Lynda Carter in the Oval Office after Supergirl premieres this fall on Monday, October 10. To learn more about when your favorite shows are returning, check out Cinema Blend's fall TV premiere schedule.