Supergirl has developed the habit of casting famous genre actors in brand new roles, ranging from former Superman Dean Cain to former Wonder Woman Lynda Carter. Now, the show is poised to bring in none other than Kevin Sorbo of Hercules: The Legendary Journeys fame. Although Sorbo won't be playing any mythical heroes, his Supergirl character could still be a lot of fun.
Kevin Sorbo will appear in the second half of Supergirl Season 2 as a villain. The role will be recurring, so we can expect to see more than just a single episode of Sorbo in the series. No details are currently available about just what kind of villain Sorbo will be playing, according to TVLine, but at least he'll be around long enough to get some serious development as a baddie.
We do know that Kevin Sorbo will not be playing the Music Meister in the upcoming Supergirl/The Flash crossover, which...is fine by me. Glee alum Darren Criss landed the part of Music Meister, and Kevin Sorbo is much better known for his pecs than his pipes. All things considered, I'm guessing Sorbo's villain will be frightening to behold. The physique that made him a fabulous hero on Hercules could be pretty imposing on a bad guy.
There's a decent chance that Kevin Sorbo's character will be connected to Teri Hatcher's upcoming villainess. Hatcher's role on Supergirl has also been shrouded in mystery; all we really know is that she'll become the big bad of Season 2. Kevin Sorbo's character could find himself either in cahoots or conflict with her. It's too early to say if they will interact, but I know I'd be on board with the former Hercules and the former Lois Lane going head to head on Supergirl.
Of course, Kevin Sorbo has worked on projects other than Hercules throughout his career. Since the end of Hercules in 1999, Sorbo has been in approximately a bajillion other shows and movies. His best-known role other than Hercules was Captain Dylan Hunt on Andromeda, and he played recurring characters on Dharma & Greg and The O.C. He's otherwise made his way across the TV circuit as a guest star, dabbling in just about every genre on the small screen. We can be sure that he has the experience to craft a compelling character on Supergirl, even if he never channels his inner Hercules and sheds his shirt. We can't have everything.
Stay tuned to CinemaBlend for the latest in superhero news. You can catch new episodes of Supergirl on Mondays at 8 p.m. ET on The CW. The next installment will see the show channeling a classic Ray Bradbury story, so it should be worth the watch. Check out our midseason TV premiere schedule to see what else will hit the small screen in the not-too-distant future.