When it comes to the CW shows, there’s an innate fanboy/fangirl desire to cast character who have meant something to certain franchises in the past. For example, in The Flash, they casted John Wesley Shipp as Barry Allen’s father, and the Flash of Earth-3. Shipp was the original live-action Flash in the CBS show in 1990. Add to that Mark Hamill as the Trickster, and other cameos and inclusions, and you got a fan treat. But, Supergirl has even topped that over its two seasons.
First off, they casted Dean Cain, a former Superman, along with Helen Slate and Laura Vandervoot, both of whom played Supergirl on various media. And now, they’ve casted another legend from the past in regards to Superman mythology, Teri Hatcher. Who played Lois Lane in “Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman”. And her inclusion has many people happy, including the executive producer of Supergirl:
“No offense to any of the wonderful actresses who have also played the part, but Teri Hatcher is my all-time favorite Lois Lane,” “Supergirl” executive producer Andrew Kreisberg said in a statement. “To have her come back to the SuperWorld in a completely different part is an unbelievable gift to me, Greg [Berlanti], and the fans.”
Now, who will she be playing? Well, not Lois Lane, she’s actually being cast in a “mysterious, villainous role”. What does that mean? It means they don’t want spoilers…so…mean.
Of course, her casting will raise the very fun question of whether her and Dean Cain will have screentime together. It’s very possible, and you KNOW that Kreisberg is going to at least attempt to do it organically. But will they? Guess we’ll have to wait and see.