The CW DC TV shows have never been afraid of honoring those who came before, and with Supergirl, the series' creative team have taken that to the next level. Not only did the series cast Helen Slater and Dean Cain as the foster parents of Kara Danvers (Melissa Benoist), but it has been rather transparent with its other thematic homages. In fact, the team-up episodes between Supergirl and Superman (Tyler Hoechlin) earlier this season were often praised for being able to balance the modern look and feel of the current DC shows with the same campy heart that was present in a number of the previous live-action iterations.
Supergirl has since added yet another DC legend to its guest stars earlier this year as well, by casting the original Wonder Wonder herself, Lynda Carter as the female President of the United States. It looks like the tongue-in-cheek casting decision are far from over too, with this latest addition to Supergirl's cast.
The Wrap is reporting that actress Teri Hatcher has been cast in the second half of the ongoing Supergirl season 2. While the role itself is being kept under wraps, it has been revealed that whoever Hatcher is playing will eventually turn into this season's main antagonist. Executive producer, Andrew Kreisberg, commented on the casting with the following:
“No offense to any of the wonderful actresses who have also played the part, but Teri Hatcher is my all time favorite Lois Lane. To have her come back to the SuperWorld in a completely different part is an unbelievable gift to me, Greg [Berlanti], and the fans.”
In addition to having an impressive TV and film career over the years, Hatcher will, of course, be familiar to diehard DC fans for playing Lois Lane in the 1990s TV series, Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman. So with this casting, it looks like the Arrowverse team are continuing to try and pay tribute to as many of the old DC TV actors as they can. That certainly isn't a bad sentiment for them to have, since not only are the actors themselves talented in their own right but their inclusion also acts as a fun way for the series' creators to interact with the fans.
It's almost impossible to know who Hatcher will be playing at this point, though, it seems fair to say she'll likely be someone notable from DC comics. Considering that this season has already featured iconic villains like Metallo as merely one-off foes for Kara, it'll be interesting then to see who exactly Hatcher is, and why she ends up being such a dangerous threat to Kara and her friends. With Supergirl officially back from its winter hiatus also, hopefully, fans will be able to see the seeds being planted for the rest of this season's main conflicts within the next batch of upcoming episodes.
Supergirl continues with ‘The Martian Chronicles’ on Monday, February 6 at 8 p.m. on The CW
Source: The Wrap