Wonder Woman icon Lynda Carter is set to join the cast of Supergirl in a big way when Season 2 premieres in the fall.
The CW has announced that Carter will play the president of the United States on the superhero series and that she will appear in multiple episodes. The star of the 1970s Wonder Woman TV show is slated to make her debut in the third episode of the season, but no additional details have been released.
Of course, most of you will know that Lynda Carter played Wonder Woman and her alter ego Diana Prince for three seasons between 1975 and 1979. Carter was the second actress to portray the iconic comic book character in a live-action capacity (the first was Cathy Lee Crosby in 1974) but has always been considered by many a fan to be the quintessential Wonder Woman, even after Gal Gadot’s star turn as the mighty Amazon Princess in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice.
Supergirl executive producers Greg Berlanti and Andrew Kreisberg have had plans to have Carter appear on the TV show for a while now. Back in March, Berlanti said, “We had the perfect role for Lynda Carter, and we couldn't work out her schedule,” with Kreisberg adding, “We're going to do it, we'll just do it next year.” Then, Berlanti revealed, “She's the female president of the United States.”
Supergirl -- just like Smallville before it -- has a tradition of getting actors who've played DC Comics superheroes in previous movies or TV series to appear on the former CBS show. Helen Slater (1984’s Supergirl) played Kara’s (Melissa Benoist) adopted mom Eliza Danvers, Dean Cain (Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman) portrayed her adopted dad, Dr. Jeremiah Danvers, and Laura Vandervoort (Smallville’s own Supergirl) played Indigo.
As a young girl, Lynda Carter's Wonder Woman was a great hero of mine, so I'm actually pretty darn excited to see her have a role in Supergirl. How about you?
Supergirl is slated to premiere on Oct. 10 on The CW.
(via Comic Book Resources)