– by Joseph Jammer Medina

SUPERGIRL may just be acclimating to its new CW home, but that isn’t stoppingthe series from adding a boatload of characters to its second season. A couple days ago, it was confirmed that they would finally show Superman in full in the upcoming season, but that’s only the tip of the iceberg. TVLine has revealed five new characters that will make their way into the show.

First up is Lex Luthor’s younger sister, Lena Luthor, though her role remains unclear in the story. Though she may be Luthor’s kid sister, she won’t necessarily be young. The outlet said she’d be aged between 25 and 35, and is determined to get out of the shadow of her older brother. While there’s nothing inherently wrong with this reveal, it does bother me that Supergirl is a character who is also trying to get out of the shadow of Superman…and yet we’re given these female versions of Superman’s villains. I don’t want to judge yet, but this news doesn’t really have me too stoked yet. 

Also joining the cast is one Nick Farrow, who is some hardheaded guy who constantly clashes with Kara at CatCo. Apparently Nick is the son of a famous reporter and is “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 probability that he’ll become a love interest by the season’s end seems quite high. Hopefully he’ll end up being a more interesting one than the other two we’ve had so far.

The remaining three roles “include 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.”

It’ll be interesting to see how these new characters are incorporated into the season. Are you looking forward to seeing season two of SUPERGIRL? Let us know in the comments down below!

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Joseph Jammer Medina is an author, podcaster, and editor-in-chief of LRM. A graduate of Chapman University's Dodge College of Film and Television, Jammer's always had a craving for stories. From movies, television, and web content to books, anime, and manga, he's always been something of a story junkie.