An actress who played a major female superhero will be a part of a series focusing on another major female superhero. Entertainment Weekly reports that Lynda Carter, who starred in the TV series “Wonder Woman” from 1975-1979, is joining the CW’s “Supergirl.”
Carter will play the president of the United States in multiple episodes during the upcoming season of the series.
“Carter’s appearance follows guest roles by several other superhero alums, including ‘Lois and Clark’ star Dean Cain and ‘Supergirl’ actress Helen Slater, who play Kara’s (Melissa Benoist) adoptive parents,” EW notes. “The news also comes on the heels of ‘Supergirl’ casting Tyler Hoechlin as Superman.”
Season two of “Supergirl” is set to premiere Oct. 10 on the CW.
Carter’s “Wonder Woman” aired first on ABC, then on CBS during its three-season run.