The CW tweeted the news that Wonder Woman star Lynda Carter has joined the cast of Supergirl season two. The series, which switched from CBS to The CW for its second season, recently announced Teen Wolf‘s Tyler Hoechlin will appear as Superman. Carter has come on board as the President of the United States.
Executive producer Greg Berlanti’s made no secret of the fact they were trying to snag Lynda Carter for a role in the series. It was all a matter of scheduling and it appears Carter has an opening that allows her to take on the part of the President of the United States. Carter’s first Supergirl episode will be the third of season two.
The cast of Supergirl is led by Melissa Benoist in the title role. Mehcad Brooks is James Olsen, Calista Flockhart is Cat Grant, Chyler Leigh is Alexandra “Alex” Danvers, Jeremy Jordan is Winslow “Winn” Schott, Jenna Dewan Tatum is Lucy Lane, David Harewood is Hank Henshaw, and Peter Facinelli is Maxwell Lord. Dean Cain (Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman) and Helen Slater (the feature film version of Supergirl) play Supergirl’s human parents.
The CW will kick off Supergirl season two on October 10, 2016 at 8pm ET/PT.
— Supergirl (@TheCWSupergirl) June 21, 2016