As we wait for the next episode of CBS’ Supergirl, Warner Bros. have announced the casting of DC Comics characters Indigo and Master Jailer. What makes this press release even more exciting is the casting of Laura Vandervoort as Indigo. Vandervoort, a 31 year-old Canadian actress, is most recognizable as playing Kara/Supergirl on the hit series Smallville. Running for ten seasons, Laura Vandervoort’s Supergirl made her Smallville debut in the seventh season.
Set to appear during season one of Supergirl, Laura Vandervoort’s Indigo is described as “a living, strong-willed supercomputer that was sentenced to Fort Rozz after turning against the people of Krypton.” It will be fun seeing Vandervoort play against Melissa Benoist’s Kara/Supergirl and is just another solid step in the right direction. CBS’ Supergirl has shown a healthy respect for honoring the history of Superman on screen with the casting of legends such as Helen Slater, the film Supergirl, and Dean Cain, Superman of Lois and Clark.
Warner Bros. have also announced the casting of Jeff Branson as DC Comics’ Master Jailer. “The forceful and unrelenting jail guard on Fort Rozz” is stated to be a recurring character and from the sound of it, he may become an ally of Kara, Alex (Chyler Leigh), and the D.E.O.
It’s an exciting time to be a Supergirl fan as the series continues to grow. With the freshman CBS series named Favorite New TV Drama at the 2016 People’s Choice Awards and additional casting for the show’s first season, Supergirl continues to soar.
Melissa Benoist and Chyler Leigh are also scheduled to appear Saturday, March 19th and Sunday, March 20th at C2E2, Chicago’s Comic and Entertainment Expo. For more information, please visit Supergirl Cast Appearances at C2E2.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
SUPERGIRL CASTS DC COMICS CHARACTERS INDIGO AND MASTER JAILER
Laura Vandervoort, Who Played Kara/Supergirl on the Long-Running
Hit Drama Smallville, Cast as Indigo
Jeff Branson to Recur as DC Comics’ Master Jailer
BURBANK, Calif. (January 11, 2016) — Things are about to get even more interesting in National City, with the DC Comics characters Indigo and Master Jailer set to debut on the super hero thriller Supergirl (Mondays 8/7c CBS), which was recently named Favorite New TV Drama at the 2016 People’s Choice Awards.
- Laura Vandervoort, who played Kara/Supergirl on the long-running hit drama series Smallville, has been tapped for the recurring role of Indigo, described by producers as a living, strong-willed supercomputer that was sentenced to Fort Rozz after turning against the people of Krypton. Now on Earth, Indigo will let nothing stand in her way.
- Jeff Branson (The Young and the Restless) has been cast in the recurring role of Master Jailer. As the forceful and unrelenting jail guard on Fort Rozz, Master Jailer showed no mercy. Now on Earth, he is hellbent on catching all of the Fort Rozz escapees and brutally bringing them to justice.
The announcement was made today during Warner Bros. Television’s Supergirl session at the Television Critics Association Winter 2016 Press Tour on the Warner Bros. Studios lot.
Supergirl is from Berlanti Productions in association with Warner Bros. Television. The series airs Mondays at 8/7c on CBS. Supergirl stars Melissa Benoist as Kara Danvers/Kara Zor-El/Supergirl, Mehcad Brooks as James Olsen, Chyler Leigh as Alexandra “Alex” Danvers, Jeremy Jordan as Winslow “Winn” Schott, with David Harewood as Hank Henshaw/J’onn J’onzz and Calista Flockhart as Cat Grant. Greg Berlanti, Ali Adler, Andrew Kreisberg and Sarah Schechter are executive producers of the series, based on characters appearing in the DC Comics, created by Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster, by special arrangement with the Jerry Siegel Family.