Laura Vandervoort Returns To The DC Universe in Supergirl

Jan 11, 2016

While it may not be in the red, white and blue outfit we’ve seen her sporting in Smallville, it’s been confirmed by CBS that Laura Vandervoort will appear in episode 15 of Supergirl.

Instead she will be gracing our TV screens as Indigo, a prisoner of Fort Rozz and described as ‘A living, strong-willed supercomputer’. Vandervoort was apparently earmarked for several rolls, but now with this announcement she returns to the DC Universe starring along Melissa Benoist, who she backed to take over the role in the latest incarnation.

Laura Vandervoort as Supergirl in SMALLVILLE

Here is the Press Release from WB TV.

Things are about to get even more interesting in National City, with the DC Comics characters Indigo and Master Jailer set to debut on the super hero thriller Supergirl (Mondays 8/7c CBS), which was recently named Favorite New TV Drama at the 2016 People’s Choice Awards.

Laura Vandervoort, who played Kara/Supergirl on the long-running hit drama series Smallville, has been tapped for the recurring role of Indigo, described by producers as a living, strong-willed supercomputer that was sentenced to Fort Rozz after turning against the people of Krypton. Now on Earth, Indigo will let nothing stand in her way.

Jeff Branson (The Young and the Restless) has been cast in the recurring role of Master Jailer. As the forceful and unrelenting jail guard on Fort Rozz, Master Jailer showed no mercy. Now on Earth, he is hellbent on catching all of the Fort Rozz escapees and brutally bringing them to justice.

The announcement was made today during Warner Bros. Television’s Supergirl session at the Television Critics Association Winter 2016 Press Tour on the Warner Bros. Studios lot.

Supergirl is from Berlanti Productions in association with Warner Bros. Television. The series airs Mondays at 8/7c on CBS. Supergirl stars Melissa Benoist as Kara Danvers/Kara Zor-El/Supergirl, Mehcad Brooks as James Olsen, Chyler Leigh as Alexandra “Alex” Danvers, Jeremy Jordan as Winslow “Winn” Schott, with David Harewood as Hank Henshaw/J’onn J’onzz and Calista Flockhart as Cat Grant. Greg Berlanti, Ali Adler, Andrew Kreisberg and Sarah Schechter are executive producers of the series, based on characters appearing in the DC Comics, created by Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster, by special arrangement with the Jerry Siegel Family.

For me personally it’s yet another nice link up with what has gone before, bringing memories of her playing Kara Zor-El. This following on from the casting of former house of El members Dean Cain (Adventures of Lois and Clark) and Helen Slater (Supergirl 1984), giving us an air of nostalgia. And who knows, maybe CBS will have more surprises up their sleeves, which could lead to more former stars showing their faces…..Superman theories anyone??


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