Supergirl Series Casts Villain Livewire

Brit Morgan has joined the Supergirl series

Variety reports that the “Supergirl” series has found another villain with “True Blood” star Brit Morgan set to play Livewire. The television version of Livewire is described as “a confident, abrasive and funny shock-jock who works for CatCo Media” when an accident turns her into the electrical-powered villain.

Created by Gail Simone and John Byrne in “Action Comics” #835, the character was primarily a Superman villain in her inception but has since gone on to fight the likes of Supergirl, The Flash, and very recently, Batgirl. Livewire would later have a change of heart and become a hero herself, fighting alongside Superman. The character was previously played by Anna Mae Routledge in “Smallville.”

Melissa Benoist leads the series as the title character with a cast that also includes Mehcad Brooks as James Olsen, Laura Benanti as Alura Zor-El, Calista Flockhart as Cat Grant, Chyler Leigh as Alexandra “Alex” Danvers, Jeremy Jordan as Winslow “Winn” Schott, Jenna Dewan Tatum as Lucy Lane (sister of Lois), David Harewood as Hank Henshaw, Peter Facinelli as Maxwell Lord, and, in mystery roles, Dean Cain and Helen Slater.

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 based on the characters from DC Comics and centers on Kara Zor-El, who comes to Earth after escaping the destruction of Krypton. After many years hiding her abilities, she joins the ranks of her cousin Superman to become the hero she was meant to be.

The pilot episode of “Supergirl” 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.

“Supergirl” will premiere Monday, October 26 at a special time (8:30-9:30pm) before it moves to its regular time slot on Monday, November 2 from 8:00-9:00pm.

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