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Laura Vandevoort Cast in Recurring Role on CBS’ Supergirl, Giving Us the Live-Action Supergirl Trifecta

Now, to get her, Helen Slater, and Melissa Benoist in a scene together. Hmmm....


Well, they finally did it! CBS’ Supergirl will be delivering the live-action Supergirl trifecta, having announced today that Smallville‘s Laura Vandevoort will be appearing on the show this season!


She’ll be guest starring as Indigo, a gynoid who, in the DC Comics source material, is a member of the Outsiders. However, here’s the official CBS description of the character on the show as announced at the Television at the Television Critics Association Winter Press Tour:

[A] living, strong-willed supercomputer that was sentenced to Fort Rozz after turning against the people of Krypton. Now on Earth, Indigo will let nothing stand in her way.

It’s interesting to see that Indigo seems to be a villain on the TV show, when she’s a hero in the comics. Perhaps Supergirl will be instrumental in turning her away from “the dark side?” In any case, I hope they manage to work Vandevoort, Melissa Benoist, and Helen Slater into a scene together. How could they not?

Also announced was the casting of Jeff Branson as Master Jailer, who also has ties to DC comics. Here’s the description for this recurring role:

As the forceful and unrelenting jail guard on Fort Rozz, Master Jailer showed no mercy. Now on Earth, he is hellbent on catching all of the Fort Rozz escapees and brutally bringing them to justice.

Something tells me that Kara might be destined to help Indigo escape Master Jailer despite her letting “nothing stand in her way.” I love anti-heroes and complicated villains, don’t you?

What do you think of this casting news, and how do you envision this playing out on Supergirl? Let’s chat in the comments below!

(via Comic Book Resources)

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