As Supergirl‘s third season nears, we’re starting to learn a little more about some of the new baddies that the Melissa Benoist‘s Girl of Steel will be going up against this year.
Speaking to TV Line, Supergirl executive producer Robert Rovner first spoke about the Season 3 Big Bad, Reign, as played by Odette Annable (Cloverfield). Here is what he said:
“What’s great about having this villain is that we’ll get to go deeper than we’ve explored other villains. We’ll get a deeper understanding of what makes her tick, which will be exciting for us.”
Rovner also touched on Psi, a supervillain with psychic powers and mind control abilities, played by Yael Grobglas (Jane the Virgin) in the upcoming season:
“She’s super cool, and she’s a good match for Supergirl. It’ll be interesting to see her going up against Kara.”
Here’s the official synopsis for the Supergirl series:
“SUPERGIRL is an action-adventure drama based on the DC character Kara Zor-El, (Melissa Benoist) Superman’s (Kal-El) cousin who, after 12 years of keeping her powers a secret on Earth, decides to finally embrace her superhuman abilities and be the hero she was always meant to be. Twelve-year-old Kara escaped the doomed planet Krypton with her parents’ help at the same time as the infant Kal-El. Protected and raised on Earth by her foster family, the Danvers, Kara grew up in the shadow of her foster sister, Alex (Chyler Leigh), and learned to conceal the phenomenal powers she shares with her famous cousin in order to keep her identity a secret. Years later, Kara was living in National City and still concealing her powers, when a plane crash threatened Alex’s life and Kara took to the sky to save her. Now, Kara balances her work as a reporter for CatCo Worldwide Media with her work for the Department of Extra-Normal Operations (DEO), a super-secret government organization whose mission is to keep National City – and the Earth – safe from sinister threats. At the DEO, Kara works for J’onn J’onzz (David Harewood), the Martian Manhunter, and alongside her sister, Alex, and best friend, Winn Schott (Jeremy Jordan). Also in Kara’s life are media mogul Cat Grant (Calista Flockhart), James Olsen (Mehcad Brooks), a photo journalist who moonlights as Guardian, a masked vigilante, Lena Luthor (Katie McGrath), and Mon-El of Daxam (Chris Wood), whose planet was ravaged by Krypton’s destruction. As Kara struggles to navigate her relationships and her burgeoning life as a reporter, her heart soars as she takes to the skies as Supergirl to fight crime. Based on characters created by Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster, SUPERGIRL is from Berlanti Productions in association with Warner Bros. Television, with executive producers Greg Berlanti (“The Flash,” “Arrow”), Andrew Kreisberg (“The Flash,” “Arrow”), Sarah Schechter (“Arrow,” “The Flash”), Robert Rovner (“Private Practice,” “Dallas”) and Jessica Queller (“Gilmore Girls,” “Gossip Girl,” “Felicity”).
Supergirl returns for its third season Monday, October 9th at 8pm ET on The CW.
Source: TV Line