Bollywood actress Amy Jackson has been cast in the recurring role of Saturn Girl on The CW TV series Supergirl. Since Supergirl premiered, fans have been introduced to a number of prominent DC characters, with many of them hailing from the cosmic side of the DC Universe, and now it looks as though season 3 will bring yet another familiar character to the small screen.
During season 1, it was revealed that series regular Hank Henshaw is actually Martian Manhunter, an iconic DC character and key member of the Justice League. Smallville's Supergirl actress, Laura Vandervoot portrayed Indigo, a different version of classic Superman antagonist, Brainiac. Over the course of the series, Maxima, Red Tornado, Miss Martian, General Zod, and Parasite have also been introduced.
The CW has announced that British-born Bollywood actress Amy Jackson will play Saturn Girl in season 3 of Supergirl. After beginning her career as a model, Jackson has starred in a number of Bollywood films and is now one of India's most prominent leading ladies. The actress will next be seen in 2.0, a sequel to the Indian box office hit, Robot. A description for Jackson's character has also been released:
"Saturn Girl, aka Imra Ardeen, is a kind, smart, and strong-willed hero who uses her telekinetic ability to help those in need. She was born on Titan, one of Saturn’s moons, and arrives on Earth to help Supergirl battle one of her biggest threats."
Introduced in Adventure Comics #247 in 1958, Saturn Girl is a founding member of the Legion of Super Heroes, a team based in the 30th century and one of DC's most famous superhero groups. The news suggests that Supergirl will soon introduce new threats via time travel, though it could be that this version of Saturn Girl is from the present.
The introduction of the Legion of Super Heroes into the Arrowverse is something that has been teased for a while. In one episode of Supergirl, a Legion Flight Ring can be spotted in the Fortress of Solitude. A Legion Flight Ring was also seen in an Easter egg-filled scene on The Flash. Worn by members of the Legion, the rings grant the wearer the ability of flight and protects them from traveling through space. It can also be used to make distress calls. Supergirl star Melissa Benoist has also remarked that the Legion "is on its way."
Amy Jackson's role in Supergirl won't be Saturn Girl's first live-action appearance. Played by Canadian singer Alexz Johnson, Saturn Girl appeared in a season 8 episode of Smallville alongside fellow Legion members Cosmic Boy and Lightning Lad. Saturn Girl and the others helped Clark defeat Brainiac.
Source: The CW