CBS’ upcoming DC adaptation Supergirl has added another two new additions to its cast, with Glenn Morshower (24, X-Men: First Class) set to play General Sam Lane and Iddo Goldberg (Salem, Peaky Blinders) securing the role of Dr. T.O. Morrow / Red Tornado.
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IGN reports that Supergirl’s Sam Lane is “a powerful military lifer and an overprotective father to both Lucy Lane (Jenna Dewan Tatum) and her sister Lois [and] will head to National City and attempt to involve Kara (Melissa Benoist) in a dangerous government initiative.” Meanwhile Comic Book has revealed that the show’s incarnation of Red Tornado “is the most advanced android the world has ever seen. Designed by scientist T.O. Morrow for the U.S. Army as the ultimate superweapon, he soon becomes sentient, posing a grave danger to National City — including the people Supergirl cares about most.”
SUPERGIRL is an action-adventure drama based on the DC Comics 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 at 24, Kara lives in National City assisting media mogul and fierce taskmaster Cat Grant (Golden Globe Award winner Calista Flockhart), who just hired the Daily Planet’s former photographer, James Olsen (Mehcad Brooks), as her new art director.
However, Kara’s days of keeping her talents a secret are over when Hank Henshaw (David Harewood), head of a super-secret agency where her sister also works, enlists her to help them protect the citizens of National City from sinister threats. Though Kara will need to find a way to manage her newfound empowerment with her very human relationships, her heart soars as she takes to the skies as Supergirl to fight crime.
Supergirl debuts on Monday, October 26th on CBS.