As the season 4 premiere of Supergirl inches closer and closer, new updates have continued to roll out, including Anthony Konechny being cast in the show. The first trailer for season 4 debuted at San Diego Comic-Con and focused on a group called the Children of Liberty, who are devoted to destroying all aliens, good and bad.
The first season of Supergirl came out in 2015 and starred Melissa Benoist as Kara Danvers a.k.a. Supergirl. While the show opened to strong reviews, viewership began to decrease as the season went along. It was eventually announced that Supergirl would be getting a second season, but would instead air on The CW rather than CBS. The move has been widely considered a good one, since it more easily allows crossovers with other DC superhero characters. Granted, the Flash did appear in season 1; however, Supergirl has since been at the center of the Arrowverse crossover events for the past few years. Many actors and actresses have been added to the cast during the ensuing seasons, and now Konechny will be one of the most recent additions.
As reported by Deadline, Konechny will be playing a D.E.O. agent in season 4. The D.E.O., abbreviated from Department of Extra-Normal Operations, was created by the United States government following the arrival of Superman on Earth. As the title suggests, the D.E.O. was created in order to monitor extra-terrestrial visitors. Konechny will be playing a character called Agent Jensen, who is said to be having trouble fitting in at his new workplace. Jensen will not only have a recurring role in season 4, but will be included in the very first episode.
While he may not have had the lead role in any summer blockbusters quite yet, Konechny has snagged minor roles in popular films such as Godzilla, Fifty Shades of Grey, and X-Men: Apocalypse. More recently, Konechny appeared in two episodes of When Calls the Heart, and filmed scenes for the Christmas film Noelle, starring Anna Kendrick and Bill Hader.
Konechny has been acting since 2008, and even had a small role in Smallville, back when Superman was starring in his own TV show. Now nine years later, Konechny is set to return to the superhero genre in a show focusing on Superman's cousin. Given that the fourth season of Supergirl is set to premiere in the middle of October, it's likely fans will be hearing about even more casting news in the coming weeks.