It was certainly disappointing when the famous TV ‘Wonder Woman’, Lynda Carter passed on appearing in next year’s live action film with Gal Gadot assuming the role for a new generation, but it looks like she will be returning to more familiar territory, on television’s ‘Supergirl’.
Carter, who stays busy pursuing a musical career these days, will pop up on the series which relocates from CBS to The CW this fall. She will play the President of the United States of America, a role that the producers have been eyeing Carter to play for some time now.
‘Supergirl’ has already pleased fans with inside castings, including Helen Slater, the 80s theatrical ‘Supergirl’ as Kara’s adopted mother, Eliza and Dean Cain, who played Superman/Clark Kent on the 90s TV series ‘Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman’ plays her father, Jeremiah. Another ‘Smallville’ alum, Laura Vandervoort, who played Kara on that series, returned as the villain Indigo during the first season of ‘Supergirl’.
Similarly, on companion show ‘The Flash’ John Wesley Shipp played the lead character, Barry Allen’s father Henry, then mentor Jay Garrick. Shipp played Barry/The Flash himself on the short-lived 90s TV series of the same name.
‘Supergirl’ will return in the fall and will retain its Monday night at 8pm time slot starting October 10th.
Nor have any casting changes, so for the time being, it is expected that the main cast will return. The show stars Melissa Benoist as Kara/Supergirl, Chyler Leigh as her sister Alex, Calista Flockhart as cat Grant, Mehcad Brooks as James Olsen, David Harewood as J’Onn J’Onzz the Martian Manhunter and Jeremy Jordan as Winn Schott. We recently learned that Tyler Hoechlin will be appearing as Clark Kent/Superman and that the show was looking to cast the roles of Lena Luthor and reporter Nick Farrow, plus recurring characters Snapper Carr and Maggie Sawyer.
Are you excited to see Lynda Carter on ‘Supergirl’?