As well as moving to The CW, Supergirl is increasing its cast quite a bit for season 2. Ian Gomez is joining as new recurring character Snapper Carr, ex-Wonder Woman Lynda Carter is on board as a female President of the US and, last but far from least, Tyler Hoechlin is donning the tights of Superman.
Yet another new addition is metahuman-bustin’ cop Maggie Sawyer. As revealed by The Hollywood Reporter, she will be played by Floriana Lima. The actress is most known for her recurring roles in the likes of The Family, The Mob Doctor and Allegiance.
As previously reported when it was first announced Maggie would be joining the show, she is described as “an out and proud detective for the newly formed Science Police, which deals specifically with metahuman and alien threats.”
Maggie Sawyer is a pretty important character in the comics. Created by John Byrne in 1987, she has been a supporting player in stories featuring both Superman and Batman. In particular, she is most known as one of the first openly gay DC characters and for being in a relationship with Kathy Kane AKA Batwoman.
Greg Berlanti, executive producer of Supergirl, Arrow, The Flash and Legends of Tomorrow, previously spoke about his ongoing aim to diversify the characters in his shows.
“I wanted to contemporize these comics that I loved growing up and have them reflect the society that we live in now,” Berlanti said. “It’s still about working in some of those very real qualities so that everyone feels represented.”
Other characters who have yet to be cast include new CatCo employee Nick Farrow, evil Project Cadmus scientist The Doctor and Lena Luthor, the younger sister of the Man of Steel’s nemesis Lex.
With its freshly plumped out cast, Supergirl will soar back onto our screens on Monday, October 10 at 8pm ET. You can also catch up with Season 1 when The CW re-airs it this summer.
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