The first clip has been released from next week’s episode of Supergirl, and in it, we get our best look yet at former Wonder Woman Lynda Carter as the President of the United States. The actress being added to the cast of The CW series has generated a lot of hype, and the network is no doubt hoping that those who tuned in for Superman will stick around for Carter now.
In the clip, we see the President come under attack from a mysterious alien menace only for the Girl of Steel to fly in and save the day. Despite very nearly being burned to a crisp, the leader of the free world seems intent on giving alien attackers the same rights as America citizens, something DEO boss Hank Henshaw (a.k.a. Martian Manhunter) doesn’t seem that on board with.
For more details on what to expect from this episode of Supergirl, here’s the official synopsis for “Welcome to Earth.”
An attack is made on the President (guest star Lynda Carter) as hot-button, alien vs. human rights issues heat up in National City. Supergirl (Melissa Benoist) and the DEO are assigned to protect the President and bring in the responsible party. Alex (Chyler Leigh) teams up with Detective Maggie Sawyer (Floriana Lima) to investigate the case while Kara searches for a recently escaped Mon-El (Chris Wood), who she fears may be the alien behind the assault. Rachel Talalay directed the episode written by Jessica Queller and Derek Simon.
As of right now, it’s not clear how long Carter will be sticking around for, but this is a very cool cameo regardless (and a fairly timely one given what’s happening with the actual election). So far, Supergirl seems to be doing really well on The CW, and though this looks set to be the last notable cameo for a while, there’s still lots to be excited about this season.