The CW is really bringing out the big guns for Supergirl. Set for its big move to the network from CBS this fall, the series will officially introduce Kara Danvers' (Melissa Benoist's) famous cousin Superman (Tyler Hoechlin) to the series right out of the gate in the first two episodes of the season.
But that's not all!
Wonder Woman herself, Lynda Carter, will join the cast as the President of the United States. Not since Battlestar Galactica's Laura Roslin have we been this excited for a commander in chief. Carter is locked for multiple episodes and will first appear in episode three. So one smooth move from Superman to Wonder Woman.
Carter was crowned Miss World America in 1972 and most famously played Wonder Woman from 1975-1979 in the now iconic television series.
Supergirl has been known to bring in actors who've played superheroes previously as a tip of the hat to fans, including Helen Slater who played the title character in the 1984 Supergirl movie and Laura Vandervoort who played Supergirl on Smallville.
This is a big one for fans! And Carter's addition to the cast is likely to draw in an audience anxious to see Supergirl and the one-time Wonder Woman interact, as is the network's plan. It also may be the answer to Calista Flockhart's “uncertain future” with the series. Flockhart, of course, plays Kara's mentor/boss Cat Grant.
Because we love you, take a look at the Lynda Carter Wonder Woman intro/theme song below.
You can also take a look at Carter's full bio (credit Karl Simone):
Best known for winning our hearts as TV”s iconic Wonder Woman, Lynda Carter is also an accomplished singer who has performed to rave reviews before sell-out crowds from the Kennedy Center in Washington, DC to Jazz at Lincoln Center in New York City. In addition to her long acting career, Lynda has the distinction of producing and starring in five highly rated CBS network television specials, several of which were Emmy Award nominated performing with the likes of Ray Charles, Tom Jones, Ben Vereen, Garth Brooks, Kenny Rogers, George Benson and Bob Hope, among others. Lynda made her professional singing debut at age 14. In 1973 she won the coveted Miss World –USA title and shortly thereafter outdistanced hundreds of actresses for the part of Wonder Woman, a character she infused with such depth and humor it has become one of the most indelible characters in television history and still garners her millions of fans. Her fame led to her becoming “the face” of Maybelline Cosmetics and she remained their top model for decades. In 2006, Carter starred as Matron Mama Morton in the London West End production of “Chicago”. Her television appearances have included “The Muppet Show”, the series “Partners in Crime” and “Two and a Half Men”. She has released two albums “At Last” and “Crazy Little Things”. Lynda has leant her voice to many top video games including this year”s Game of the Year “Fallout 4” where she played the character of Magnolia and also wrote five songs, one of which “Good Neighbor” was nominated for Best Original Song from the National Association of Video Game Reviewers. Last month she received the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Alliance of Women in Media (The Gracies)
Are you excited to see what Lynda Carter brings to Supergirl?
The second season of Supergirl will be airing Mondays this fall at 8/7c on The CW.