Brent Spiner to play Vice President in Supergirl season 4
Brent Spiner, best known as Lt. Commander Data from Star Trek: The Next Generation and Star Trek: Enterprise, has been cast in a recurring role as the vice president of the United States in season four of Supergirl, The Hollywood Reporter has confirmed.
Vice President Baker (Spiner) is described as an unlikely leader who will nonetheless step up in a big way when his country needs him. Spiner follows recent new additions to the series that include Rhona Mitra as the villainous Mercy Graves, Robert Baker as Mercy’s brother Otis, Sam Witwer as Agent Liberty, and Nicole Maines as television’s first transgender superhero Dreamer.
Spiner’s recent recurring role in a television series was as the super creepy Sidney in Cinemax’s demonic horror show Outcast, created by The Walking Dead’s Robert Kirkman. He has also had guest roles in series like The Blacklist, The Librarians, and Ray Donovan.
Season 3 saw Supergirl stop Reign and the other Worldkillers’ threat to humanity and our planet, and in the process, Kara was shocked to find her mother Alura alive and living in a salvaged Argo City that survived the destruction of Krypton. Reconnecting with her past caused Kara to realize that her true home is now here on Earth, where big changes are taking place for her and all of her friends in National City – and also, it appears, for a doppelganger in Russia! Season four promises to be full of surprises, action, adventure and lots of big revelations for Supergirl, Alex, James, J’onn, Lena and Brainy.
Supergirl stars Melissa Benoist as Kara Danvers/Supergirl, Mehcad Brooks as James Olsen, Chyler Leigh as Alex Danvers, Jeremy Jordan as Winslow ‘Winn’ Schott, Katie McGrath as Lena Luthor, Jess Rath as Brainiac 5, and David Harewood as Hank Henshaw/J’onn J’onnz. New to the cast for the fourth season is Sam Witwer as hero Agent Liberty.
Based on the DC characters created by Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster, the series is executive produced by Greg Berlanti, Sarah Schechter, Robert Rovner and Jessica Queller. Supergirl is produced by Berlanti Productions in association with Warner Bros. Television.