It was announced earlier this year that the Kryptonian villain Non will be menacing Melissa Benoist’s Kara Zor-El on the upcoming CBS DC Comics series, Supergirl. Today, The Hollywood Reporter has an update, bringing word that Transporter: The Series star Chris Vance has been cast in the Non role.
Non was originally created for Richard Donner’s Superman and, portrayed by Jack O’Halloran, played a major role in Superman II as a massive brute under the command of Terrence Stamp’s General Zod. Donner himself brought Non into the comics with 2006 story arc he cowrote with Geoff Johns.
The official description for the Supergirl version of Non describes him as being “a former scientist in a league with the House of El. Non is a brutal Kryptonian military officer who is sinister, powerful and angry. He’s the antithesis of all things Supergirl stands for. Non will quickly become Supergirl’s greatest threat.”
Melissa Benoist leads the cast of Supergirl 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), Iddo Goldberg as Red Tornado, David Harewood as Hank Henshaw, Peter Facinelli as Maxwell Lord, and Dean Cain and Helen Slater.
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 on 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. Look for Chris Vance’s debut as Non in the series’ eighth episode.
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Chris Vance Joins the Cast of Supergirl as Non
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