KSiteTV has learned that actor Faran Tahir has another franchise installment to add his resume. The “Iron Man” and “Star Trek” actor has joined the cast of CBS’ “Supergirl.” Tahir will play “the Commander,” a character described as “an alien military expert leading the forces aligned against Supergirl.” KSite states that the character is a guest in the pilot with the possibility to recur in the series.
Tahir previously played Raza, the leader of the Ten Rings in 2008’s “Iron Man.” In 2009, the actor played Captain Robau in J.J. Abrams’ “Star Trek.” Tahir recently appeared on TV series “The Blacklist,” “Elementary” and “Criminal Minds.”
Tahir joins a cast that already includes Melissa Benoist as Supergirl, Mehcad Brooks as Jimmy Olsen, Laura Benanti as Alura Zor-El, Calista Flockhart as Cat Grant, Chlyer Leigh as Supergirl’s sister Alex, David Harewood as Hank Henshaw, Jeremy Jordan as Winn Schott and Dean Cain and Helen Slater in unrevealed roles.
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