CBS has released the first promo images of Smallville alum Laura Vandervoort as DC Comics supervillain Indigo.
The actress will make her debut in a recurring role in next week’s episode, titled “Solitude,” which sees Kara (Melissa Benoist) fly out to her cousin Superman’s Fortress of Solitude. The images show the Bitten actress in full blue-skinned red-haired Indigo getup, and wow, does she look like a poor man’s Mystique. Maybe she'll actually look better on the TV screen? You know the saying: Hope springs eternal.
When the Supergirl producers announced Vandervoort would guest-star on Supergirl during January’s Television Critics Association’s press tour (via EW), they described her character as “a living, strong-willed supercomputer who was sentenced to Fort Rozz after turning against the people of Krypton. Now on Earth, Indigo will let nothing stand in her way.” EP Andew Kreisberg said:
“She’s badass. She’s going to look awesome. Definitely not going to look just like Laura. Being one aspect of the Brainiac program, she comes in through computers, so Winn is actively involved in that episode. She has a very interesting backstory. She was one of the Fort Rozz prisoners, but how she came to be and how she ended up on the prison, and what she’s been doing on Earth is part of the fun and the surprise of the episode.”
Hmm. "She's going to look awesome?" Right. In the DC Comics, former-superhero-turned-supervillain Indigo is an android built by Brainiac 6 and a member of The Outsiders whose real name is Brainiac 8. As Comicbook.com points out, you can see that the show made that connection clear by adding Brainiac’s three telling red dots on her forehead.
Here’s the official episode synopsis:
"Solitude" -- Kara travels to Superman's Fortress of Solitude in hopes of learning how to defeat Indigo (Laura Vandervoort, pictured), a dangerous being who can transport via the Internet and who has a connection to Kara's past, on SUPERGIRL, Monday, Feb. 29 (8:00-9:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network. Photos: Michael Yarish/CBS
Check out the gallery below, and let us know what you think of Laura Vandervoort’s overall look as Indigo on Supergirl.
(via Comic Book)