While the real-life race for a first American woman president is up in the air, the casting of Carter as “Supergirl’s” commander in chief is already a win-win.
“Supergirl” recently moved from CBS to the CW for its second season, and the series — which features Melissa Benoist as Supergirl — can benefit from the starpower that Carter’s presence will bring.
And Carter, a Washington-area resident, remains a massive fan favorite as the ultimate Amazonian superhero. She still casts such a long shadow in the role that this year, upon Wonder Woman’s 75th anniversary, no actress has managed to supplant her in pop-culture fandom. Gal Gadot will try in the forthcoming Wonder Woman solo film, after briefly suiting up in this year’s “Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice.”
Carter starred in TV’s “Wonder Woman” from 1975 to 1979. She most recently appeared on “Two and a Half Men” three years ago, and she did an episode of another DC Comics-sprung show, “Smallville,” nearly a decade ago.
“Supergirl,” which recently cast Tyler Hoechlin as its Superman, makes its CW debut Oct. 10.