Lynda Carter officially signs onto The CW‘s Supergirl. The actress, who played Wonder Woman in the 1970’s TV series of the same name, will play the President of the United States in a recurring role on the show.
While Carter’s casting was only made official today, it has been no secret that the show’s producers have been eyeing her for the role for some time. In fact, producers Greg Berlanti and Andrew Kreisberg explained that their original plan was for Carter to portray the president in the show’s first season. The plan fell through when Carter was unable to work Supergirl into her schedule, but she now appears to be committed to the show when its second season starts later this year:
Supergirl marks Carter’s first TV role in a few years. She last guest-starred on Two and a Half Men in 2013, playing herself. She also played Moira Sullivan for an episode of Superman prequel series Smallville in 2007. Carter is best known for playing Diana Prince/Wonder Woman on the ABC-turned-CBS series, which aired for three seasons and nearly 60 episodes in the late 1970s. She is repped by Mavrick Artists Agency, the Katz Co. and Dorit Simone Management.
For Supergirl, Carter becomes the second high-profile casting as the series looks to make noise and retain viewers for its move to The CW. The series cast Teen Wolf favorite Tyler Hoechlin to play Superman/Clark Kent, with the character debuting at the start of season two. The series returns Monday, Oct. 10, at 8 p.m. on The CW.
Leave your thoughts on Lynda Carter officially being cast as the President of the United States in Supergirl (via Thehollywoodreporter) in the comments section below. For more Supergirl photos, videos, and information, visit our Supergirl Page, and consider subscribing to us by Email, “following” us on Twitter, Tumblr, Google+, or “liking” us on Facebook for quick updates. Supergirl will resume airing on The CW in the fall.