With former Smallville star Laura Vandervoort, Wonder Woman herself Lynda Carter and 1984’s Supergirl actress Helen Slater in its cast, Supergirl has always been a home for actors who have played in the DC universe before. Now it has been revealed that Teri Hatcher will join the show as season two’s big bad.
Hatcher played Lois Lane in Lois and Clark: The New Superman Adventures from 1993 to 1997. She starred opposite Dean Cain as Superman, who also has a recurring role in Supergirl as Kara’s adoptive father Jeremiah. The actress will appear on The CW show for a multi-episode arc at the end of this season.
Supergirl‘s EP Andrew Kreisberg had this to say about Hatcher’s casting:
“No offense to any of the wonderful actresses who have also played the part, but Teri Hatcher is my all time favorite Lois Lane. To have her come back to the SuperWorld in a completely different part is an unbelievable gift to me, Greg [Berlanti, co-creator], and the fans.”
The Desperate Housewives actress previously returned to “the SuperWorld”, as Kreisberg calls it, for a guest spot on Smallville, where she played the mother of that show’s Lois Lane (as portayed by Erica Durance). She also keeps up with the various adaptations of Superman, as she has spoken about being a fan of Zack Snyder movie Man of Steel.
Unless Supergirl does a complete heel turn in the next few episodes, we can assume that Hatcher’s character will be the true head of Cadmus, the alien-hating organisation that has been plaguing Kara Danvers over this season. At the moment, Cadmus seems to be run by Lillian Luthor (Brenda Strong) but it could turn out that she is only the second-in-command after Hatcher. Then again we might be totally wrong.
Supergirl airs on Monday nights at 9PM on The CW.
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