The Latest Additions To ‘Supergirl’ Include Lex Luthor’s Sister And A ‘Project Cadmus’ Connection

With each week that passes, the post-CBS life of Supergirl, now on The CW, is beginning to sound increasingly more interesting. We already know the show about Kara Danvers (Melissa Benoist), Clark Kent’s cousin and fellow survivor of Krypton, will join forces with executive producer Greg Berlanti’s three other DC Comics-based programs for a massive crossover event. We also heard that Kent and his famous alter ego, Superman will appear in the first two episodes of the second season. Now it seems a veritable smorgasbord of minor characters from the comic book universe will show up in regular and occasional roles when Supergirl returns in the fall. For example: Lex Luthor’s sister, Lena Luthor, and a new hire at CatCo named Nick Farrow.

Based on the Pre-Crisis version of the character, Lena “arrives in town to get out from under the shadow of her infamous brother.” Aside from distancing herself from her brother, her precise motivations are a mystery — leaving us to wonder whether or not she’ll be a new antagonist for Kara. As for Farrow, his description as a specifically “brash leading man” makes no bones about the fact that the famous reporter’s son will compete often with Ms. Danvers in the workplace. Though the release also suggests that “in hanging out with Kara, the hero in Nick might finally come out.”

The other three new roles include a figure known only as “The Doctor” that, per TV Line and io9, could be a version of Sterling Roquette. That’s because she’s described as the “diabolical female leader of Project Cadmus,” and for those of you who’ve been paying attention, Project Cadmus is something that the final few episodes of season one began referring to. This was especially true for the season finale, “Better Angels,” about which executive producer Andrew Kreisberg talked at great length while name-dropping the nefarious Cadmus organization.

(Remember that pod cliffhanger? Potential spoilers, but the Doctor’s group — which “uses [its] surgical skills to implant prisoners with alien technology” — is probably responsible for its contents.)

Snapper Carr and Maggie round out the trio of recurring new characters announced by The CW. Though Carr shares his name with a minor “sidekick” of sorts in the comics, Supergirl‘s new incarnation will be a veteran journalist Can Grant (Calista Flockhart) hires to revitalize the company’s news team. As for Maggie, she’s based on Maggie Sawyer — an out lesbian with the Metropolis Special Crimes Unit. Like the comics, this Maggie works as a police detective, albeit with National City’s newly formed “metahuman and alien” division.

(Via TV Line and io9)