There’s a new baddie heading to National City. Pure Genius alumna Odette Annable has signed on for the series regular role of Reign in the upcoming third season of the CW’s Supergirl.
The character is described as the big bad of Season 3, part of an interpretation of the infamous World Killer storyline from the pages of the DC Comics. Though the character is based on the comics, the costume for Annable’s TV character will be different from the DC version.
According to the DC Comics description, Reign was one of five Worldkillers created by Zor-El, who later came to regret his part in the creation of those blood-thirsty, super-powerful monsters. Reign and her partners survived Krypton, but her origin remained a mystery even to her. In the comics, Reign becomes an enemy of Supergirl when she arrives on Earth, with plans to conquer it.