One of those characters actually happens to be Lex Luthor’s kid sister. Lena Luther arrives in town to get out from under the shadow of her infamous brother. She’s described as sexy, smart and determined to get what she wants….which remains unclear. The network are looking at actress within the rage of 25-35 years old.
The other new series regular is a character known as Nick Farrow, a brash leading man who butts heads with Kara at CatCo. He’s the son of a famous reporter and he is looking to make a name for himself in the news world but the question is can he leave behind his selfish and hedonistic ways in his new settings? Hanging around Kara however, the hero in Nick might finally come out.
The other remaining three are recurring characters that include The Doctor, the diabolical female leader of Project Cadmus who uses her surgical skills to implant prisoners with alien technology, Snapper Carr, a veteran journalist appointed by Cat to remake the news division by going old school and then there’s Maggie Swayer, an openly gay detective for the newly formed Science Police which deals specifically with metahuman and alien threats.
It’s interesting that the creative heads are bringing in Lena Luthor into the mix and just by reading the character log for Lena, there will be some comparisons between her and Tess Mercer from Smallville. I believe that will be done away quickly once the character is introduced to the audience. The report does theorise that The Doctor could be the character Serling Roquette from DC Comics. While I’m interested in seeing how some of these characters come to life on Supergirl, it will depend on who is cast in the roles for me.