Now that Supergirl has moved from CBS to The CW for its second season, big changes and additions are coming. On Monday, it was announced that Superman will finally be appearing in a meaningful way during Supergirl Season 2’s first two episodes. Now it’s been revealed that five other new players will be joining him for the new season.
These character reports originated from TV Line, and casting is currently underway for all of them. It’s likely that their actors will all be revealed by the time summer is over, but in the meantime, it’s clear from these descriptions that Supergirl is delving even further into the Superman mythology and beyond. Let’s start with the folks we know for a fact originate from the comics.
First up is is Lex Luthor’s sister, Lena Luthor, who will be one of the new series regulars. Around the 25-35 year age range, she’ll come to National City to escape her brother’s domineering shadow, and as viewers will soon learn, she’s determined to get whatever she wants, though what exactly that is isn’t known yet. Lena was previously played Cassidy Freeman on Smallville, as in Season 10, it was revealed that Tess Mercer was actually Lionel Luthor’s other child.
Next up, we have Snapper Carr, a recurring character. Unlike his comic book counterpart, who is best known for being the Justice League’s sidekick during the Silver Age of Comics, this version of Snapper is a veteran journalist who is hired by Cat Grant to remake her news division old-school style. Considering that Calista Flockhart may not be appearing as often in Supergirl Season 2 due to production now happening in Vancouver, maybe Snapper will act as Cat’s proxy when the CatCo head isn’t around.
The third new person is Maggie, an “out and proud detective” for the new Science Police, who are primarily sent to deal with crimes connected to metahuman and alien threats. This recurring “Maggie” is almost certainly Maggie Sawyer, who has operated as an officer in both Gotham City and Metropolis’ police divisions in the comics, giving her plenty of experience with both Batman and Superman.
Finally, we have two characters whose connections to the comics either haven’t been made clear yet or are just straight-up original characters. As a possible candidate for the latter category, we have new series regular Nick Farrow, a “brash leading man” who is the son of a former reporter and looking to make a name for himself. He’ll clash with Kara at CatCo, but as the episodes go on, we’ll learn whether he’ll leave his “selfish and hedonistic ways” behind and awaken the true hero within.
Then there’s The Doctor, the “diabolical female leader” of Project Cadmus who has been surgically implanting her prisoners with alien technology. As the report notes, this recurring character could be a version of Serling Roquette, who was the head of Cadmus’ genetics division in the comics, but that’s not confirmed yet. Either way, with Alex’s father, Jeremiah Danvers, being held at Cadmus, one wonders if he’s been one of The Doctor’s victims. All in all, Supergirl is building up a solid collection of new allies and enemies for her new year of adventures.
Supergirl Season 2 will air Mondays at 8 p.m. this fall on The CW, but in the meantime, let us know what you think of these five characters being added to the show in the comments below.