Chris Browning Joins Supergirl as Reactron

Sons of Anarchy’s Chris Browning has lined up a villainous role on CBS’ Supergirl

Melissa Benoist’s Supergirl has a new bad guy to worry about today as EW reveals that “Sons of Anarchy” star Chris Browning has signed on to play the DC Comics supervillain Reactron on the upcoming CBS series. He’ll debut on the show’s third episode, which should air November 9.

The original version of Reactron made his first appearance in 1983’s “Supergirl” #8. Created by Paul Kupperberg and Carmine Infantino, Ben Krullen was a US soldier serving in Vietnam. When Kullen massacred the inhabitants of a small village, he was seemingly killed by the man who would become Doom Patrol’s Temptest. Instead of dying, however, Kullen became a being of nuclear energy and, dubbing himself Reactron “The Living Reactor,” took vengeance against a number of superheroes, including Supergirl.

It sounds like the television version of Reactron will use the character’s slightly-altered post-Crisis moniker Ben Krull and will establish that Reactron has battled Superman in the past.

Hailing from Warner Bros. TV and Berlanti Productions (who also produce the hit DC Comics series “Arrow” and “The Flash” for The CW), “Supergirl” is an action-adventure drama based on the DC Comics character Kara Zor-El (Benoist), Superman’s (Kal-El) cousin who, after 12 years of keeping her powers a secret on Earth, decides to finally embrace her superhuman abilities and be the hero she was always meant to be. Though Kara will need to find a way to manage her newfound empowerment with her very human relationships, her heart soars as she takes to the skies as Supergirl to fight crime.

The pilot episode of “Supergirl,” set to premiere October 26, was written by Ali Adler (“No Ordinary Family”) and Greg Berlanti (“Arrow,” “The Flash”). They will also executive produce along with Sarah Schechter and Warner Bros. TV.

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