Lynda Carter
Actress Lynda Carter stands on the sidelines before the NFL Super Bowl XLVII football game between the Baltimore Ravens and the San Francisco 49ers in New Orleans, Louisiana, February 3, 2013. Reuters/Sean Gardner

With the transfer of “Supergirl” from US Networks CBS to The CW, plenty of new faces have joined the cast for season 2. One particularly exciting addition is Lynda Carter, who played the original Wonder Woman, and will play the role of the president of the United States.

According to DC Comics, Carter’s will be a recurring role, which means that original fans of “Wonder Woman” can see their beloved actress onscreen once again. Her first appearance will occur on “Supergirl” season 2 episode 3. However, fans should not expect her to presently be Wonder Woman disguised as an older Diana Prince.

Melissa Benoist, who plays Kara Danvers/Supergirl, was thrilled to have Carter on set. She called the 65-year-old actress a “wonderful woman.”


Met a wonderful woman today @reallyndacarter

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What seems to be Carter’s first scene in the series was already shot in Vancouver, according to YVR Shoots.

In the scene, someone announces Carter’s arrival. “Here is your president,” the voice booms, which is quickly followed by cheers from the audience. Just as suddenly, an explosion scatters the crowd, which includes Kara’s sister Alex, portrayed by Chyler Leigh, and Maggie Sawyer, played by Floriana Lima. After the explosion, Supergirl appears while the shocked audience runs away in terror.

The scene was shot at Queen Elizabeth Park.

The CW is taking a lot of creative strides in “Supergirl,” particularly in terms of casting. Carter is only one of the additions, which also includes Tyler Hoechlin from “Teen Wolf” doning the red cape of Superman. There is also Ian Gomez (“Cougar Town”), who will play the role of Snapper Carr, Kara’s new supervisor, and Chris Wood (“Containment”) as Mon-El. The role of Lima (“The Family”) as the Science Crimes Captain Sawyer is a new addition as well.

In the US, “Supergirl” season 2 will premiere on Oct. 10 on The CW. Syfy will air the show for Australian audiences.