Supergirl EP Reveals More About New Ally Maggie Sawyer

Floriana Lima Maggie Sawyer

When Supergirl lands on the CW for her sophomore season, she'll bump into a number of new faces. One of those will be Superman himself, and another will be Detective Maggie Sawyer. In an interview with TVline, executive producer Andrew Kreisberg went into a bit more detail into Maggie Sawyer's role in the show's upcoming second season.

"We'll be bumping into Maggie a lot," said Kreisberg."And questions of jurisdiction will be coming up." Kreisberg also called Maggie "an ally" of Supergirl's, adding, "Maggie is a strong proponent for alien rights, which is going to be [a theme]."

It was revealed back in July that actress Floriana Lima ("The Family") will play series regular Maggie Sawyer. Sawyer was initially described as "an out and proud detective for the newly formed Science Police, which deals specifically with metahuman and alien threats."

Created by writer/artist John Bryne, Maggie Sawyer made her DC Comics debut in the pages of "Superman" #4 back in April 1987. Since her debut, Maggie's been part of Metropolis' Special Crimes Unit and the Gotham City Police Department, as well. Starting in 2011, Maggie became romantically linked with the crimefighter Kate Kane -- also known as Batwoman.

Floriana Lima joins fellow new "Supergirl" cast mates Tyler Hoechlin (playing the Man of Steel, himself), Linda Carter (as the President of the United States) and Katie McGrath (playing Lex Luthor's sister, Lena).

Season two of "Supergirl" premieres October 10 on the CW.

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