Supergirl adds a Luthor and other major new roles for season two
Hot on the heels of the announcement that Superman himself will be appearing alongside his cousin in season two of Supergirl, TV Line have reported that other new roles are being added the show when it moves to The CW.
First up, is 25-35 year old Lena Luthor, the kid sister of Superman's arch nemesis Lex Luthor, who will turn up in National City to get out of his infamous shadow. She is described as sexy, smart and determined but it is not clear at this stage whether she will be a recurring villain.
The second new character is Nick Farrow, the son of a famous reporter, who TV Line reports will be a 'brash leading man who butts heads with Kara at CatCo and 'looking to make a name for himself in the news world but the question of whether he can leave behind his former selfish and hedonistic ways will constantly arise. In hanging out with Kara, the hero in Nick might finally come out.'.
The three other recurring roles are a 'diabolical female leader of Project Cadmus who uses her surgical skills to implant prisoners with alien technology' known as The Doctor. Snapper Carr is 'a veteran journalist appointed by Cat to remake the news division by going old school' and Maggie, 'an out and proud detective for the newly formed Science Police, which deals specifically with metahuman and alien threats.'.
It is not confirmed if all the current cast will return for the second season when it moves production to Vancouver - Calista Flockhart is rumoured to be returning but with the occasional missing episode - but nothing has been confirmed to suggest otherwise.
Meanwhile, over on The Flash a casting call has gone out for a new recurring character, which TV Line describe as 'Barry’s slightly older, slightly geekier contemporary, a guy who is as smart as he is intuitive. That intuitive nature leads this mysterious individual into refusing to believe Barry’s “nice guy routine,” which in turn causes him to seek out the truth about what our hero is hiding. Meanwhile, this nameless geek has several secrets of his own.'
This, in addition to the casting of a new Vixen on Legends Of Tomorrow and the planned four-episode crossover event with Supergirl, The Flash, Arrow and Legends Of Tomorrow, big things are coming when all four shows return next season in the US (and here in the UK on Sky 1).