Lynda Carter Trades In Lasso Of Truth For Scales Of Justice With ‘Supergirl’ Role

Once a superhero, always a superhero. Actors who have played iconic superheroes hold that status for the rest of their careers. It’s little surprise how often fans clamor to see superheroes recycled in new versions of their characters’ universes. And Lynda Carter, the beloved small-screen Wonder Woman, is no less in demand.

Variety reports that Carter has been cast in The CW’s Supergirl for a recurring role as the president of the United States. She’d previously made an appearance on Smallville, another popular CW series, back in 2007.

After playing the kick-ass Wonder Woman from 1975–1979, and with this being an election year, Carter’s return to the superhero world feels significant and timely. Executive producers Greg Berlanti and Andrew Kreisberg had in March that they were hoping to nab Carter for a role in Supergirl, but were in the midst of ironing out scheduling conflicts.

Those scheduling conflicts may have been resolved thanks to the show’s move from CBS to a more appropriate network in The CW (teaser below) and a lot of interest surrounding the upcoming Wonder Woman film. Season 2 of Supergirl is shaping up to be especially impressive, with an earlier announcement that the big man himself, , will also be featured.

Mark your calendars, Super fans — Season 2 of Supergirl premieres on The CW on October 10 at 8 p.m. We’ll let you know what other goodies are in store for us as news breaks.

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