'Supergirl': Wonder Woman Lynda Carter to play President

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Actress Lynda Carter Joins Supergirl Season 2


Wonder Woman is coming to The CW's Supergirl.

Lynda Carter, the actress who brought Wonder Woman to life on the small screen, has booked a recurring role on Supergirl, The Hollywood Reporter has learned.

Carter will play the president of the United States and recur on the sophomore season of the CBS-turned-CW drama. She'll first appear in episode three of season two, and will appear in multiple episodes.

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BEVERLY HILLS, CA - MAY 24: Honoree/actress Lynda Carter attends the 41st Annual Gracie Awards at Regent Beverly Wilshire Hotel on May 24, 2016 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Jeffrey Mayer/WireImage)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - MAY 24: Lynda Carter attends the 41st Annual Gracie Awards at Regent Beverly Wilshire Hotel on May 24, 2016 in Beverly Hills, California.(Photo by JB Lacroix/WireImage)
NEW YORK, NY - APRIL 20: (EXCLUSIVE COVERAGE) Lynda Carter visits 'FOX & Friends' at FOX Studios on April 20, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Rob Kim/Getty Images)
Lynda Carter poses on the red carpet before the 38th Annual Kennedy Center Honors December 6, 2015 in Washington, DC. AFP PHOTO/MOLLY RILEY / AFP / MOLLY RILEY (Photo credit should read MOLLY RILEY/AFP/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - APRIL 19: Actress Lynda Carter visits SiriusXM Studio on April 19, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Monica Schipper/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - NOVEMBER 05: Actress Lynda Carter attends the Fallout 4 video game launch event in downtown Los Angeles on November 5, 2015 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Vincent Sandoval/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - OCTOBER 15: Lynda Carter attends the 2015 God's Love WE Deliver Golden Heart Awards at Spring Studios on October 15, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Taylor Hill/FilmMagic)
NEW YORK, NY - MAY 09: Lynda Carter attends the 26th Annual GLAAD Media Awards at The Waldorf Astoria on May 9, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Desiree Navarro/WireImage)
NEW YORK, NY - MAY 07: Lynda Carter (L) and Susan Lucci attend 14th Annual Women Who Care Awards Luncheon Benefiting United Cerebral Palsy Of New York City at Cipriani 42nd Street on May 7, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Robin Marchant/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - MAY 07: Lynda Carter attends 14th Annual Women Who Care Awards Luncheon Benefiting United Cerebral Palsy Of New York City at Cipriani 42nd Street on May 7, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Steve Mack/FilmMagic)
NEW YORK, NY - OCTOBER 28: Actress Lynda Carter attends the 'Side Show' broadway preview at St James Theater on October 28, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Michael Stewart/WireImage)
LAS VEGAS, NV - SEPTEMBER 30: Actress Lynda Carter appears at the Bally Technologies booth to introduce two of the company's two new slot machines, Wonder Woman Wild and Wonder Woman Gold, at the Global Gaming Expo (G2E) 2014 at the Sands Expo and Convention Center on September 30, 2014 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Gabe Ginsberg/FilmMagic)
LAS VEGAS, NV - SEPTEMBER 30: Lynda Carter poses for a photo at th Bally booth by the new Wonder Woman slot machine at the 14th Annual Global Gaming Expo at the Sand Expo and Convention Center on September 30, 2014 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Denise Truscello/Getty Images for Global Gaming Expo)
NEW YORK, NY - OCTOBER 16: Lynda Carter attends the 2013 God's Love We Deliver 2013 Golden Heart Awards Celebration at Spring Studios on October 16, 2013 in New York City. (Photo by Desiree Navarro/WireImage)
TODAY -- Pictured: Lynda Carter appears on NBC News' 'Today' show -- (Photo by: Peter Kramer/NBC/NBC NewsWire via Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - NOVEMBER 08: Lynda Carter attends 'The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim' Launch Event at Belasco Theatre on November 8, 2011 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Noel Vasquez/Getty Images)
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Producers Greg Berlanti and Andrew Kreisberg told reporters last season that scoring Carter to play the president in season two was their dream casting for the part. The duo noted that they first envisioned Carter's president for a role in season one, though her schedule did not work out. "We're going to do it, we'll just do it next year," Kreisberg said.

Co-showrunner Ali Adler told THRafter the season one finale that having Carter come to the series would be "incredible" and a "true honor." At the time, her casting was contingent on her schedule.

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Supergirl marks Carter's first TV role in a few years. She last guest starred on Two and a Half Men in 2013, playing herself. She also played Moira Sullivan for an episode of Superman prequel series Smallville in 2007. She's best known for playing Dianan Prince and Wonder Woman on the ABC-turned-CBS series. It aired for three seasons and nearly 60 episodes. She's repped by Mavrick Artists Agency, the Katz Co. and Dorit Simone Management.

For Supergirl, Carter becomes the second high-profile casting as the series looks to make noise and retain viewers for its move to The CW. The series cast Teen Wolf favorite Tyler Hoechlin to play Superman/Clark Kent, with the character debuting at the start of season two. The series returns Monday, Oct. 10 at 8 p.m. on The CW.

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