Hello fans of the newly acquired CW series! Have we got some great casting news for you! The one and only Lynda Carter - star of the hit '70s Wonder Woman series - has officially joined the ever growing cast of Supergirl. However, while she's not resuming her role of the Amazonian warrior, she takes on another commandingly strong presence that only Carter herself, could bring to the table.
Carter will first appear in the third episode of the upcoming second season as, I can't believe I'm saying this, the President of The United States. Yes, you can go ahead and squeal with joy, it's allowed. It's been reported that Carter's role will be a recurring one and she will appear more and more throughout the second season and further, if the show does well enough to warrant a third season and beyond. It was rumored back in March that the showrunners were planning to cast Carter, but hadn't quite figured out where she would best fit in. I don't think they could have found a better place for her in all honesty. As they've been saying more and more lately, "a woman's place is in the White House".
Carter starred on the original Wonder Woman ABC/CBS for three seasons, wherein her tenure has become one of the most iconic female displays of action, independence and triumph. She stands proudly in the TV hall of fame alongside lady legends Xena (Lucy Lawless) and Buffy (Sarah Michelle Gellar), right where she belongs.
Carter made a small, but memorable, supporting appearance in the 2005 family/superhero film, Sky High as the principal of the titular high school. Her role, adding even more supreme coolness to the film, once mentioned to a couple of wayward students - in a quirky reference to her past role - with her hands in the air, "I'm not Wonder Woman, you know."
Carter isn't the only superhero star power added to the second season, Teen Wolf star Tyler Hoechlin will be making his first appearance as Clark Kent/Superman when the series returns for its second season on the CW. The show, though moving networks, will remain at its usual 8:00 pm timeslot.
Wonder Woman made her big screen debut this past March with the release of the critically panned, Batman v Superman. Gal Gadot, of Fast and Furious fame, took on the challenge of bringing the Amazonian warrior to life for the modern age. And even though the film itself didn't live up to expectations, audiences were in near complete agreement that Gadot kicked total ass as the first female superhero who, soon enough, will dazzle them in her first solo movie.
Supergirl returns for its second season on Monday, October 10 at 8 PM, only on the CW.