CBS’ popular new superhero series, Supergirl, has added Laura Vandervoort and Jeff Branson to the cast. According to the official announcement, Vandervoort will be joining Supergirl as DC Comics’ character Indigo and Branson has been signed up to recur as Master Jailer. The casting announcement came during the Warner Bros. Television presentation at the Television Critics Association’s winter press event today.
Vandervoort’s no stranger to the world of costumed superheroes having played Kara/Supergirl on the fan favorite series, Smallville. Indigo is described as “a living, strong-willed supercomputer that was sentenced to Fort Rozz after turning against the people of Krypton. Now on Earth, Indigo will let nothing stand in her way.”
Branson’s credits include The Young and the Restless and guest starring roles in Supernatural, The Mentalist, and NCIS. WBTV offers up this description of Branson’s character Master Jailer: “As the forceful and unrelenting jail guard on Fort Rozz, Master Jailer showed no mercy. Now on Earth, he is hellbent on catching all of the Fort Rozz escapees and brutally bringing them to justice.”
Supergirl airs on Mondays at 8pm ET/PT and stars Melissa Benoist as Kara Danvers/Kara Zor-El/Supergirl, Mehcad Brooks as James Olsen, Chyler Leigh as Alexandra “Alex” Danvers, Jeremy Jordan as Winslow “Winn” Schott, David Harewood as Hank Henshaw/J’onn J’onzz, and Calista Flockhart as Cat Grant. The series is executive produced by Greg Berlanti, Ali Adler, Andrew Kreisberg and Sarah Schechter.
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