Ever since being scooped up by The CW back in May, Supergirl has come under an almost constant barrage of questions as to what fans should expect to see in season 2. With the show’s production being moved from Los Angeles, California to Vancouver, Canada, the vast majority of these questions focused around which members of the cast (chiefly, Calista Flockhart) would possibly be affected, see their roles reduced, or be lost in the transition entirely.
Thus far, all signs seem to indicate that certain roles (like that of Flockhart’s Cat Grant) might be reduced as a result of the move, while others are being added left and right in order to fill in the gaps. Teen Wolf’s Tyler Hoechlin was the first to join to the second season’s cast as none other than the Man of Steel himself, and was quickly followed thereafter by Cougar Town‘s Ian Gomez (as hard-hitting journalist Snapper Carr), Floriana Lima (as Special Crimes Unit captain Maggie Sawyer), and Wonder Woman herself, Lynda Carter, as the P.O.T.U.S.
Now, TV Line is reporting the latest Supergirl casting, which comes in the form of CW regular Chris Wood. Wood, who recently secured a regular role in the second season of PBS’ Civil War drama Mercy Street, will be joining the cast in a series regular role has yet to be revealed – though it is reported to be “a surprise DC Comics character.” Wood’s character will debut early on in Supergirl season 2.
Wood’s casting in Supergirl marks the fourth series that the young actor has been cast in for The CW in the past few years alone. After debuting on the network in The Carrie Diaries as Adam Weaver, a love interest to AnnaSophia Robb’s young Carrie Bradshaw who received a six-episode arc before the show’s cancellation in 2014, Wood was then cast as Kai Parker in The Vampire Diaries. Most recently, he co-starred as Jake in the epidemic drama Containment, which was similarly cancelled after a brief run on the network.
It’s entirely possible that Wood’s character might have something to do with the Kryptonian pod that crash-landed on Earth in the season finale of Supergirl‘s first season, but details regarding Woods’ character have been kept completely under wraps. For now, we’ll have to wait and see whether Wood’s mystery character will be revealed prior to the premiere of Supergirl season 2 in October – perhaps during the show’s panel at Comic-Con International in San Diego.
The Flash season 3 will premiere Tuesday October 4th at 8pm on The CW, Arrow season 5 will premiere in the same timeslot on Wednesday October 5th, Supergirl season 2 on Monday October 10th, and Legends of Tomorrow season 2 on Thursday October 13th.