Odette Annable Will ‘Reign’ Over ‘Supergirl’ in Season 3
Well, that was fast! Just over a week after learning Supergirl would have a new Reign to contend with in Season 3, the alien big bad is already upon us. Cloverfield alum Odette Annable will bring yet another monster to Earth, tangling with Kara Zor-El as Season 3’s main villain.
Supergirl bosses confirmed as much Wednesday, noting that Season 3 will adapt the character’s “Worldkiller“” storyline from the comics (tweaked so Annable won’t be white-skinned and leather-clad at all times). The character was alluded to in Season 2’s closing moments, as Kryptonian flashbacks revealed a third, blood-dripped baby rocketed to Earth to “reign” over it.
Says executive producer Andrew Kreisberg of the new threat:
Greg [Berlanti] and I have wanted to work with Odette for years. We are beyond excited to have her join our cast in the scary, powerful and heartbreaking role of Reign.
Elsewhere of Supergirl Season 3, we know that Katie McGrath’s Lena Luthor has been elevated to series regular, while Floriana Lima’s Maggie Sawyer has been downgraded to recurring. Calista Flockhart will also not return in a regular capacity, despite Cat Grant being featured in the final two episodes of Season 2, along with Tyler Hoechlin’s Superman.
We’ll likely hear of additional casting for Supergirl Season 3 before long, but will Odette Annable’s Reign live up to the prior villains?