Earlier this year, the DC TV head honcho, Greg Berlanti, teased a role for Wonder Woman actress Lynda Carter on Supergirl. “We had the perfect role,” he said at the time. “We couldn’t work out her scheduled. Next year.” He also remarked that this potential role was “the female president of the United States,” and now all of that is confirmed.
According to Comic Book Resources, the network announced Carter as POTUS for season 2 of the series, which is moving from CBS to The CW. Carter portrayed Wonder Woman on the original TV series from the ‘70s, but she’s not the first old school DC to make her way to Supergirl. Season 1 featured Helen Slater (1984’s Supergirl movie), Dean Cain (Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman), and Laura Vandervoort (Smallville).
There’s still no word on whether Carter will also make her way into the live-action Wonder Woman movie starring Gal Gadot, but at least DC Entertainment is taking some advantage of her nostalgia factor. News of her casting comes after Tyler Hoechlin, whose abs grabbed the spotlight in MTV’s Teen Wolf, as Supergirl’s version of Superman.
Simultaneously, another addition to the Arrow universe has been revealed hours after news broke that DC character Artemis is entering the fold. According to EW, Chad L. Colman is being resurrected after his character, Tyrese, was killed off on The Walking Dead. The actor will play the show’s new villain, Tobias Church, a shady figure looking to lead the criminal organizations in Star City. Earlier reports suggested the villain was tentatively named Anton Church and would be modeled after Idris Elba’s Stringer Bell from HBO’s The Wire.
He’s the latest casting addition, which also includes Madison McLaughlin’s Evelyn Sharp as Artemis, Rick Gonzales as vigilante Wild Dog, and Josh Segarra as Adrian Chase (a.k.a. Vigilante).
Season 2 of Supergirl will premiere on its new network on October 10, while Arrow season 5 will drop on October 5.