Jesse Rath (Defiance) has boarded the cast of Supergirl season 3 in the recurring role of Brainiac 5.
In other Supegirl news, exec producer Andrew Kreisberg previews what's next for Alex following her heartbreaking breakup with Maggie on Monday's episode.
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More details on Brainiac's role in season 3:
Half computer, half organic life and boasting a 12-level intellect, Brainiac 5 is a member of the Legion of Super-Heroes who travels to National City from the 31st Century to help Supergirl and the DEO battle Reign, the villain that L-Corp CEO Samantha Arias (played by Odette Annable) is on track to becoming.
Rath will make his Supergirl debut in episode 310 titled "Legion of Super-Heroes."
“Supergirl is about to face her greatest nemesis in the three years that we’ve been doing the show — we feel that Reign is the best villain we’ve ever had — so it’s going to take all the allies that she can muster to take Reign down,” previewed exec producer Andrew Kreisberg.
“The Legion will be playing a big part in that.”
Kreisberg on how does the breakup will affect Alex in the coming episodes:
We’d be doing a disservice to Alex if – after Kara having lost Mon-El [Chris Wood] and went into a bit of a tailspin – didn’t have a sizable reaction as well. Episode 6 is a very emotional episode for Alex, but it’s a fun episode for the audience because it takes them back to Midvale – the town the two grew up in – to hide out in their childhood home until Alex can get up off the couch again. Then she will have a fun, and funny, hookup in the months to come.
On whether Maggie's presence will no longer be felt moving forward:
She’ll still be mentioned. We’re writing an episode now where – Floriana isn’t in it – but Maggie gets into contact with Alex, and we see Alex’s reaction to the first reach out after months. Just because Floriana isn’t on the show, it doesn’t mean Maggie is forgotten. It’s always our hope that if we can work out the right story and timing that she will come back.
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