Another Legionnaire is coming to “Supergirl”

Saturn Girl cast on Supergirl DC Comics News

Actress Amy Jackson will be joining the cast of Supergirl Season 3. The CW announced via Twitter that the British-born Bollywood star would be taking on the role of Imra Ardeen, aka Saturn Girl.

Fans of the comics will recognize Saturn Girl as the telepathic founding member of the Legion of Super-Heroes, the 30th-Century superhero team that defends the worlds of the United Planets. Though the Legion itself hasn’t been outright shown, this is not the first Legion reference on Supergirl. A Legion flight-ring was shown in Superman’s Fortress of Solitude in Season 1, and Season 2 saw Mon-El – another member of the comic book team – join the show as a recurring character.

It is important to note that the official character bio for Saturn Girl does not specifically reference the Legion of Super-Heroes, but Jackson’s casting does demonstrate the CW’s willingness to utilize those characters, and that Supergirl is ready to delve deeper into the 30th-Century world of superheroes.

Reid Vanier

Reid Vanier

Reid is a DC Comics aficionado. A writer, blogger, and reviewer, he is also the eponymous host of the Doctor DC Podcast.