Brainiac-5 is coming to Supergirl.
Actor Meaghan Rath is joining the cast of Supergirl as an updated version of Brainiac-5. Meaghan’s real life brother, Jesse Rath, currently plays Brainiac-5 and made the announcement during the Supergirl panel at San Diego Comic-Con.
“This is something that I’ve been pitching since I got the role. You can’t talk about Brainy without talking about his family. My real-life sister will be joining the show, Meaghan Rath. She will be playing a female Brainiac-5.”
In the comics, Brainiac-5 has always been portrayed as a hero and is a member of the Legion of Super-Heroes (much like the character did in season 3) and was created by Jerry Siegel and Jim Mooney.
Meaghan will join the rest of the CW’s version of the DC Multiverse as Brainiac-5 during the upcoming “Crisis on Infinite Earths” crossover event.
Supergirl returns on Sunday, October 9th at 9pm EST/PT on The CW
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