One thing I’ve noticed being a lifelong Superman fan is that those who have previously appeared in movies or TV series featuring the Man of Steel tend to come back in some fashion in whatever the current iteration may be, generally inhabiting another role. In keeping with tradition, Supergirl has added Teri Hatcher, whom many of you will no doubt remember as having played Lois Lane in Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman, which ran for four seasons during the 1990’s.
As of now, all that’s known is that she’ll be recurring character and The CW describes it as “a mysterious new role that will become the new Big Bad of Season 2.”
Taking the phrase “new Big Bad” into account, we may be able to rule out her involvement with Cadmus, unless, of course, she outranks Lillian Luthor. What’s more likely, however, is that she leads the mysterious alien race that we’ve been seeing glimpses of in recent episodes. After all, one would think hostile invaders pose a bigger threat than mad scientists.
Executive producer Andrew Kreisberg had this to say regarding her casting:
“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, and the fans.”
Following up on that cool poster featuring the Martian Manhunter we reported on yesterday, an extended trailer for next week’s episode, “The Martian Chronicles,” has been released and can be viewed at the top. Seeing as how there’s been one alien threat after another this season, let’s hope they’re able to neutralize the White Martian menace once and for all.
Supergirl airs on Mondays on The CW.