‘Supergirl’ Jesse Rath Cast as Legion’s Brainiac 5

'Supergirl' Casts Jesse Rath as Legion's Brainiac 5

According to TVLine, Defiance alum Jesse Rath has signed on to play a half computer, half organic life form boasting a 12-level intellect. Of course, we’re referring to Brainiac 5.

'Supergirl' Casts Jesse Rath as Legion's Brainiac 5

Brainiac 5 is a member of the Legion of Super-Heroes who travels to National City from the 31st Century to help Supergirl and the DEO battle Reign, the villain that L-Corp CEO Samantha Arias (played by Odette Annable) is on track to becoming.

According to the history of DC Comics, Brainiac 5 has been much more than a colleague of Supergirl’s. As co-showrunner Andrew Kreisberg mentions about the character’s arrival, “Someone down the road will like Kara a lot, which will be a lot of fun.” This should be interesting as Supergirl’s ex boyfriend Mon-El, who was forced off the planet, also has ties to the Legion of Superheroes.

Look for Rath’s first appearance in Season 3, Episode 10 — which is titled “Legion of Super-Heroes.”

So how do you all feel about Brainiac 5 appearing in Supergirl, and about the casting? Let us know in the comments below.

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Danny Saab

Writer and producer of DC fan films Girl of Steel and Batgirl Rises. Started reading monthly comics 5 years ago and never looked back. Sheer and absolute allegiance to the greatest hero that ever lived, Supergirl.
  • Kevin Bradley

    Really excited to see the Legion come to Supergirl! It was obvious from the moment that Mon-El showed up that there could be Legionnaires in Kara’s future and I’m glad to see they didn’t waste any time following up on last season’s finalé. Can’t wait to see Brainy fall for Kara!