Chances are you may recognize Carlos Bernard as tough as nails Tony Almeida on 24. Now he’s heading to join the cast of Supergirl as the father of Maggie Sawyer (Floriana Lima) who started a romance with Kara’s adoptive sister Alex (Chyler Leigh). Now that Alex has proposed to Maggie, we can assume that this will lead to family involvement, whether or not she said yes. Observant fans may have also noticed that Maggie has dropped from series regular to recurring guest star, but producer Greg Berlanti had this to say to calm our fears:
“Any character people love is not there as much as people want them there, [but] from my perspective, we will use her as much as we can. She’s wonderful on the show, and she’s got some real ardent fans, as she should. We wanted more of her, but she’s got other things in the hopper, other things she wants to consider.”
So we may not be seeing quite as much of Maggie this season, but with more casting announcements including Erica Durance (Lois Lane from Smallville) taking over as Alura (Kara’s mother) in a recast, and Carl Lumby (a veteran voiceover actor on Justice League Unlimited) playing Martian Manhunter’s father, it looks like there are big things coming to Supergirl this season.
Supergirl returns to The CW on October 9th.