Earlier this week, we learned that Kara’s cousin Kal-El, better known as Superman, would be joining Supergirl (Melissa Benoist) in the first two episodes of “Supergirl” season 2. It has been revealed that apart from the Man of Steel, five more characters were added for The CW show.
TV Line is reporting that “Supergirl” has added five new characters for its forthcoming second season. The characters are Lena Luthor, Nick Farrow, The Doctor, Snapper Carr, and Detective Maggie. This is great news because it means that “Supergirl” producers feel confident with the show to expand it.
Lena Luthor is the kid sister of Superman’s arch-nemesis, Lex Luthor. So, it makes sense to establish the connection given Superman’s involvement in Kara’s life. Lena is described as “sexy and smart and determined to get what she wants.” An actress within the 25-35 age bracket will be selected for the role.
IGN suggests that she comes to National City to “escape the shadow of her brother.” However, her real purpose is not clear. She could be doing Lex’s bidding. This is possible because in the world of “Supergirl,” Superman has been around for a long time and Lex Luthor has most likely figured out his weakness, which is Kryptonite. Supergirl is a considerably recent superhero in this world. It is understandable that Lex Luthor will not want another Kryptonian around to foil his evil plans. So, maybe Lex sends Lena to investigate and report about Supergirl. Is this why Superman is visiting Kara in two episodes of season 2, to warn Supergirl of Lena? We’ll find out eventually.
Another new addition, Nick Farrow, described as a “brash leading man,” is the son of a famous reporter who has a “selfish and hedonistic” past that he will be struggling to overcome while working for CatCo. He will also have conflicts with Kara, which could make her life difficult.
There will be three more recurring characters. The Doctor is described as an evil surgeon working on a mysterious “Project Cadmus.” She implants her prisoners with alien technology. Snapper Carr is described as a veteran journalist appointed by Cat Grant (Calista Flockhart) to renovate the news division.
And finally, we come to Maggie, inspired by DC comics detective Maggie Sawyer; a character created by comic book writer and artist John Byrne in 1987. She has been prominently featured in both Superman and Batman projects. In “Supergirl” season 2, she will be a member of the Science Police department, investigating metahuman and alien threats.
It’ll be interesting to see which actors are cast in these roles when season 2 airs.