Supergirl Adds Brenda Strong in Recurring Role

"Supergirl" has case"Desperate Housewives" alum Brenda Strong in a recurring role for its upcoming second season.

According to Entertainment Weekly, "she makes quite the first impression" in the season premiere, which is described as " a fun mix of comedy and action, along with a pretty surprising exchange between Kara and James."

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Nominated for two Emmy Awards for her performance as Mary Alice Young on "Desperate Housewives," Strong's television role include Queen Nia on "The 100," Ilene Stowe on "Fear the Walking Dead" and Ann Ewing on the revival of "Dallas." She's also been seen on "Everwood," "7th Heaven," "Seinfeld," "Twin Peaks" and "Party of Five," and in the films "Spaceballs" and "Starship Troopers."

Starring Melissa Benoist, "Supergirl" will also introduce "Teen Wolf" alum Tyler Hoechlin as Superman in the season premiere, as Kara must team up with her famous cousin to save National City from a new threat.

After airing its first season on CBS, "Supergirl" will kick off Season 2 on Oct. 10 at 8 p.m. ET/PT on The CW. The series also stars Mehcad Brooks, Chyler Leigh, Jeremy Jordan and David Harewood, with Calista Flockhart appearing as a recurring guest star.

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