From Wonder Woman to President of the United States. Lynda Carter has been tapped to play the leader of the free world opposite Melissa Benoist on the second season of superhero drama series Supergirl on the CW. It had long been rumored Carter had been eyed for the role and mentioned as an idea by the show’s EPs, and now that’s confirmed.
Carter joins other superhero alums to appear on the series. Lois and Clark star Dean Cain and Supergirl actress Helen Slater play Kara’s (Benoist) adoptive parents.
Carter, who played Wonder Woman in the 1970s TV series, more recently starred as Matron Mama Morton in the London West End production of Chicago. Her TV appearances have included The Muppet Show, Partners in Crime and Two and a Half Men. She also has released three albums, including 1978’s Portrait, 2009’s At Last and 2011’s Crazy Little Things.
Based on the DC Comics characters, Supergirl is executive produced by Greg Berlanti, Ali Adler, Andrew Kreisberg and Sarah Schechter for Berlanti Productions in association with Warner Bros TV. The series also stars Mehcad Brooks, Chyler Leigh, David Harewood, Jeremy Jordan and Calista Flockhart.
Carter is repped by Mavrick Artists Agency, the Katz Company and Dorit Simone Management and Productions.