Supergirl will meet the original Wonder Woman in season two of her series, as Lynda Carter joins the cast. Carter has signed on for an undisclosed, though multiple, number of episodes of Supergirl season two, cast as the President of the United States as the series moves to The CW. Her first appearance will be in the third episode of the season.
Lynda Carter became famous along several tracks, as a model, an actress on screen and stage, and a singer. Most well known for her stint as Wonder Woman on the 1970s series, Carter has been held up as the living embodiment of that character for at least two generations. Her four-decades long career has seen her appear in multiple films and TV shows, on stage, and even as a voice in video games. In 2015’s acclaimed Fallout 4, Carter voiced the character Magnolia, and contributed five original songs to the soundtrack.
It’s not Carter’s first time on a DC Comics TV show since her famous turn as Diana Prince. She guest-starred on an episode of Smallville in 2007 as Moira Sullivan, the estranged mother to Chloe.
Carter joins several other alums of DC adaptations on Supergirl. Dean Cain, who played Superman/Clark Kent on The Adventures of Lois and Clark and Helen Slater, who played Supergirl in the 1980s Supergirl film, appear on the show as Supergirl’s surrogate parents. Laura Vandervoort, who played Supergirl on Smallville, has appeared in three episodes as the villain Indigo.
Supergirl returns to Monday nights this fall, at 8/7c on The CW.