When "Supergirl" returns for its sophomore season, National City is going to feel a lot more crowded. In addition to Superman's impending arrival, the show is seeking to cast five major new additions, including Lex Luthor's sister, a metahuman detective named Maggie and more.
According to TVLine,
Lena Luthor, who will be in the 25-35 year old range, arrives in town to get out from under the shadow of her infamous brother. She's described as sexy and smart and determined to get what she wants.
Newcomer Nick Farrow will be a "brash leading man" and the son of a famous reporter who rivals Kara at CatCo. The report describes Nick as "looking to make a name for himself in the news world but the question of whether he can leave behind his former selfish and hedonistic ways will constantly arise. In hanging out with Kara, the hero in Nick might finally come out."
The casting also includes three additional characters, including:
...The Doctor, the diabolical female leader of Project Cadmus who uses her surgical skills to implant prisoners with alien technology (and who sounds a lot like Sterling Roquette); Snapper Carr, a veteran journalist appointed by Cat to remake the news division by going old school (not to be confused with the Justice League sidekick); and the comics-inspired Maggie, an out and proud detective for the newly formed Science Police, which deals specifically with metahuman and alien threats.
With characters like The Doctor, it appears that "Supergirl" will indeed explore Project Cadmus, as was implied in the show's debut season when J'onn learned that Jeremiah Danvers was not only alive, but being held there. Additionally, Maggie sounds a lot like Maggie Sawyer, who -- in the comics -- was Batwoman's girlfriend and a prominent member of the Gotham City Police Department.
Developed by producers Greg Berlanti, Ali Adler and Andrew Kreisberg, "Supergirl" stars Melissa Benoist, Calista Flockhart, David Harewood and Chyler Leigh and will return Mondays at 8 pm EST on The CW this fall.