According to The Hollywood Reporter, actress Floriana Lima (The Family, The Mob Doctor) has been cast as a series regular in the upcoming second season of ‘Supergirl’.
Lima will play Maggie Sawyer, “a detective for the National City Police Department who takes a special interest in the cases involving aliens.”
Created by John Byrne, Maggie was first introduced in 1987 as a captain of the Metropolis Special Crimes Unit where she was a highly skilled member of the Science Police, the division of the police department that deals with metahumans.
Maggie was revealed to be a lesbian in the Superman titles, making her one of the first openly homosexual characters in mainstream comics. She later went on to become romantically involved with another famous female superhero, Batwoman, in addition appearance in several Batman titles.
Actor Ian Gomez (Cougar Town, Felicity) has been cast in a recurring role as DC Comics character of Snapper Carr in the upcoming second season of ‘Supergirl,’ according to Entertainment Weekly.
Gomez will make his first appearance as Snapper Carr in the second episode. His character is described as, “a headstrong, sharp-witted newsman, hired by Cat Grant (Calista Flockhart) to be the editor-in-chief ofCatCo Magazine. Snapper’s commitment to hard-hitting journalism pushes CatCo reporters to dig deeper in the pursuit of excellence. He’s a man who tells people what he thinks of them, and his no-holds barred approach pushes Kara (Melissa Benoist) in unexpected ways. (In the comics, Snapper Carr was a supporting civilian Justice League character.)”
‘Supergirl’ Season 2 premieres October 10th at 8 p.m on The CW.