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SUPERGIRL: Lynda Carter To Play President [CBS]

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Lynda Carter to have role in Supergirl. The actress, who played Wonder Woman in the 1970’s TV show, will play the President of the United States in the CBS superhero program.

From 1975 to 1979, Carter portrayed one of DC Comics’ most recognizable characters on televisions across the country. Now, she is scheduled to appear in another DC-based program. The company’s comic-based properties have come a long since then, with numerous feature films and television programs now working towards a shared universe on par with rival comic company Marvel‘s Cinematic Universe.

Supergirl, of course, is one component of this larger franchise. Within the show’s first season, it has featured such past Superman alumni as Helen Slater, who played the heroine in 1984’s Supergirl, and Dean Cain, who starred in Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman, in guest roles. Sounds like Lynda Carter will fit right in with these fellow DC veterans:

“We had the perfect role for Lynda Carter. We couldn’t work out her schedule. Next year,” Greg Berlanti said, before revealing her role in the series. “All right, she’s the female president of the United States.”

Supergirl has yet to be officially renewed for a second season, however the CEO of CBS has said he expects it will be renewed.

Melissa Benoist leads the cast of Supergirl as the title character alongside Mehcad Brooks as James Olsen, Laura Benanti as Alura Zor-El, Calista Flockhart as Cat Grant, Chyler Leigh as Alexandra “Alex” Danvers, Jeremy Jordan as Winslow “Winn” Schott, Jenna Dewan Tatum as Lucy Lane (sister of Lois), David Harewood as Hank Henshaw, Peter Facinelli as Maxwell Lord, with Dean Cain and Helen Slater.

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