Coming at you with some casting news, we’ve learned that Odette Annable has been cast as Reign for Supergirl season three. To quote the press release from DC Comics.
Reign comes straight from Supergirl’s acclaimed New 52 series, and in fact was one of the first baddies she faced in the relaunch. In that storyline, it was revealed that Reign’s history was tied closely to Krypton. She was one of five “Worldkillers” who were aliens that were captured and experimented on by Kryptonian scientists in an attempt to turn them into powerful weapons. After they awoke and found their captors dead and Krypton destroyed, Reign and three of the other Worldkillers attempted to find their home worlds, but instead wound up on Earth.
Supergirl’s producers promise that their take on Reign will be part of an exciting interpretation of this Worldkiller storyline, and Annable is the perfect actress for the role. According to Executive Producer Andrew Kreisberg, “Greg 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.”
So color me excited to see what Supergirl season three will do. One of the things I did love about the New 52 among other things was the Supergirl run. So I’m happy to see a character from that era being integrated. Heck, I’m happy the New 52 is being referenced in these DC TV series more but that’s another topic for another time.
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