Supergirl has found another cast member, this time in the form of Floriana Lima in a series regular role. Lima will play Maggie Sawyer, who was introduced in the 1980’s as the Captain of the Metropolis Special Crimes Unit, focusing on metahuman crime. She ended up in a romantic relationship with Kate Kane, also known as the Gothgam vigilante, Batwoman.
In the show, Maggie Sawyer will be introduced as a member of National City’s Police Department – finding herself becoming interesting in cases involving aliens. This isn’t the first time Maggie Sawyer has been seen in live-action, as Jill Teed played the character on The CW’s Smallville. Lima has been seen in ABC’s The Family, NBC’s Allegiance, and Fox’s The Mob Doctor.
Lima joins other new cast members Lynda Carter (who’ll play the President of the USA), Ian Gomez (who’ll play CatCo employee Snapper Carr) and Tyler Hoechlin as the Man of Steel himself, Superman. Supergirl is receiving a lot of buzz after its first season, especially since it moved over to The CW. Supergirl will be a part of a four-night crossover with Arrow, The Flash, and DC’s Legends of Tomorrow!
Supergirl returns for a second season on Monday, 10th October – only on The CW.