SPOILER ALERT: This article contains information regarding the current season of ‘Supergirl’ including information from the comics which may be considered SPOILERS so proceed with caution.
First, ‘Supergirl’ enlisted Helen Slater, the first live action Supergirl and Dean Cain, the Man of Steel on the 90s frothy guilty pleasure ‘Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman’ as Kara’s adopted Earth parents… one of whom contained a hidden secret. Now the CBS drama has enlisted another veteran of the House of El.
Laura Vandervoort, who played Kara on ‘Smallville’ for four years has signed on to play a new sinister role on ‘Supergirl’. Yep, Kara versus Kara! Contrasting with the earnest portrayal of the character on the current show, Vandervoot will portray DC Comics baddie Indigo, a robotic futuristic version of Brainiac. During her travels to the past, she damages comedic DC robots The Metal Men as well as Cyborg and murders Titans members Donna Troy and Lilith.
Afterward, she displayed a naïve ingénue personality, which made the heroes trust her, before she revealed her true nature and betrayed them.
Obviously, her depiction on the show can’t quite mirror her comic book depiction, since most of the involved characters aren’t on ‘Supergirl’. The TV version is described as a “strong-willed supercomputer” who turns against the people of Krypton.
Vandervoort’s Kara was always much more defiant and, yes, strong-willed, than the benevolent version currently played by Melissa Benoist. Could that assist her in her depiction of this duplicitous computerized foe?
Vandervoort’s Indigo will be sentenced to Fort Rozz, the alien holding cell on the show and reportedly, she will be a recurring character, so it sounds as if maybe she will adopt the comic book inspiration’s innocent persona at first… after that? We’ll see!
She won’t be lonely at Fort Rozz. In related news, soap actor Jeff Branson (‘The Young and the Restless’, ‘All My Children’) has also taken on a nefarious role on ‘Supergirl’ as the Silver Age villain the Master Jailer.
In the comics, Master Jailer was a boy who grew up with Clark Kent and Lana Lang in Smallville who developed an affinity for traps and initially used them as a villain, before his skills were employed by S.T.A.R. Labs and Checkmate among others.
On ‘Supergirl’, this character will be an extraterrestrial, the chief of security for Fort Rozz, who is determined to track down all the escaped criminals, but from the sound of things he will do so in a manner a bit harsher than Supergirl does!
Could Indigo be one of his quarries? It could make sense, but we’ll have to check out the rest of this first season of ‘Supergirl’ to be certain.
What do you think? Are you excited that Laura Vandervoort is guest starring on the modern ‘Supergirl’ series? Are you intrigued as to how the show will handle Indigo and Master Jailer?
Source: Cinema Blend