Supergirl: Lynda Carter's Character To Tackle Immigration Issues

by Megan Peters

When it was announced that Lynda Carter was joining the cast of Supergirl, fans were excited to see what the legendary actress would get up to. Playing the President of the United States, Carter will be trading in her spangled Wonder Woman ensemble for a smart business suit befitting of a world leader come October. And, in a recent interview, executive producer Andrew Kreisberg has revealed some of what Carter will be tackling next season.

Speaking with Entertainment Weekly, Andrew said Carter’s character will be battling immigration issues with the Alien Amnesty Act. “She very much believes in this cause, which is going to put her in danger, which is going to necessitate Supergirl protecting her,” the producer explained.

Andrew also said the team behind Supergirl were very excited to have Carter join the show's growing cast for Season 2. “We can’t believe she said yes,” he gushed. Other talent has also signed on to the series for next season as Tyler Hoechlin will suit up as Superman while actors like Chris Wood, Sharon Leal, Ian Gomez, Katie McGrath, and Floriana Lima have also been cast.

Of course, fans first learned that Carter would officially star in Supergirl earlier this summer. During its first season, Supergirl allegedly had the perfect role for the iconic actress to take on, but executive producer Greg Berlanti said Carter’s schedule didn’t fit with the show. So, for many, it wasn’t all too surprising to hear the actress had officially signed onto Supergirl for Season 2.

And, less than a month ago, fans finally got their first look at Carter as Supergirl’s POTUS. Known for having played Wonder Woman in the 1970s live-action television series, Carter has embodied the DC Comics heroine for over twenty years. The actress isn’t the only DC alum who appears on Supergirl as Dean Cain (The Adventures of Lois and Clark), Helen Slater (Supergirl, 1984), and Laura Vandervoort (Smallville) have all starred on the show.

Considering Supergirl’s move to The CW from CBS, it’s perhaps a good thing that Carter’s character is championing immigration issues. Supergirl will be participating in a crossover event next season featuring characters from Arrow, The Flash, and DC’s Legends of Tomorrow. While these other series don’t necessarily focus on alien superheroes, the introduction of more metahumans may have locals feeling more overwhelmed - or even threatened - than usual, prompting citizens to fear future heroes.

Supergirl returns to The CW on Monday nights this fall at 8/7c.

[H/T] Entertainment Weekly