‘Supergirl’ Season 2 Casts Lex Luthor’s Sister Lena, With a Twist for Lex
The moment “Luthor Corp” signs started popping up around the Supergirl Season 2 set, it looks like at least someone tied to Superman’s nemesis was inbound. And so it is, that Katie McGrath has landed the role of Lex Luthor’s sister Lena, but what surprising twist does Lena’s emergence mean for Lex?
Per TVLine, Jurassic World victim McGrath will arrive in Kara’s National City as Lena Luthor, a major new figure looking to strike out on her own, given that her nefarious brother has recently been incarcerated (don’t read too hard into any Batman v. Superman similarity). So reads the description:
Beautiful, powerful, and enigmatic, Lena arrives in National City on the heels of brother Lex’s incarceration hoping for a fresh start. Lena has taken over as CEO of her family’s billion-dollar-tech company, Luthor Corp, which has been tarnished by Lex’s evil infamy. Her goal? To re-brand the empire as a force for good. Lena wants to be seen as her own person, separate from her brother. Kara is drawn into Lena’s sphere and must determine if she is friend or foe.
Meanwhile, in addition to the introduction of Tyler Hoechlin’s Superman, Floriana Lima as Maggie Sawyer and Lynda Carter as this particular Earth’s POTUS, Supergirl Season 2 has cast several notable roles that include Cat Grant’s pseudo-replacement Snapper Carr, and more. Still unknown is if Supergirl Season 2 will introduce Superboy, given that mystery Season 2 cliffhanger, (we at least know who was in the pod) or how the Maiden of Might ends up in that epic four-way superhero crossover.
Supergirl has plenty other questions to answer on the road to Season 2's October 10 premiere, but what other DC figures might we meet?