Italia Ricci Cast as Supergirl Villain Silver Banshee!

Supergirl villain Silver Banshee cast for the CBS series

ET has revealed that the rogues gallery for Supergirl has just grown by one more with the addition of “Chasing Life” actress Italia Ricci as Siobhan Smythe, aka DC super villain Silver Banshee. The character will make her debut as a “work nemesis” for Kara at CatCo but will soon start bothering the girl of steel in the streets of National City too.

“We are so excited to be working with Italia. We’ve been a fan of her work for years and we cannot wait to see her take on this iconic comic book role,” executive producer Andrew Kreisberg said.

The original version of the character was created by John Byrne in Action Comics #595 and was an actual Banshee from Irish mythology, complete with the ability to fly and a “death wail” capable of killing. Supergirl‘s version of the character appears to be inspired by the New 52 version who actually befriended Supergirl in the pages of DC Comics.

Melissa Benoist leads the cast of Supergirl season one 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. 

Airing Monday nights at 8 P.M. est on CBS, the series was recently picked up for a full 20-episode first season. If you missed an episode of Supergirl, or just need a refresher, be sure to check out our weekly recaps by clicking here.

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