House M.D. vet Odette Annable has been cast as the villainous Reign for the upcoming third season of Supergirl. Reign is set to serve as the primary villain of the 2017-2018 season, and will be a series regular when the show returns in the Fall.
"Greg [Berlanti] and I have wanted to work with Odette for years," executive producer Andrew Kreisberg said in a recent statement. "We are beyond excited to have her join our cast in the scary, powerful and heartbreaking role of Reign."
The character of Reign debuted in The New 52 Supergirl title as a genetically-engineered meta created by Kryptonian scientists lead by Zor-El. She eventually became the leader of a group of villains called the Worldkillers who would survive the destruction of Krypton. Upon arriving on earth, Reign vowed to conquer the planet by any means necessary, becoming an enemy of The Maiden Of Might in the process.
Reign was hinted at during the final scene of the Supergirl Season 2 finale. During a flashback sequence back on Krypton, a group of shrouded individuals load an unknown baby into a pod and send it off world, just as the doomed planet explodes.
Starring Melissa Benoist, Mehcad Brooks, Chyler Leigh, Jeremy Jordan, David Harewood and Odette Annable, Supergirl returns for its third season this Fall.
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