More Lena Luthor to Love: Katie McGrath Made Supergirl Series Regular

Crossfire, Kara & Lena Luthor

Good news, everyone! It seems that everyone’s favorite lady Luthor will not only be sticking around National City, she’ll be playing a bigger role. Katie McGrath’s Lena Luthor has been made a Supergirl series regular.

McGrath has had a recurring role on Supergirl since the beginning of season 2. She made her debut as Lena Luthor – Lex’s adopted sister – in the season premiere. So far, she’s made appearances in seven episodes, mostly helping Kara and company try to figure out what her mother is up to with Cadmus. When Supergirl returns for season 3, she’ll be upgraded to regular.

Being a regular doesn’t mean that she’ll appear in every episode (just look at Mehcad Brooks, as James has been popping in and out all year), but it’s heartening to know that not only will she be returning, she’ll obviously be playing a more important role. The question is, what kind of role will it be?

Though outwardly Lena shows every sign of legitimately wanting to do good, a few episodes have hinted that Lena may follow in her villainous family’s footsteps. Nothing overt, naturally, but there have been some ominous moments that could be interpreted in a sinister way. Still, by all accounts she’s done nothing that would make anyone believe that she’s evil, except being related to evil people.

I, personally, hope that they don’t go down the “Lena is evil” route. Aside from being way too predictable, I really enjoy the friendship between Lena and Kara. I think that Kara needs more female friends, especially after the rather lackluster romantic subplot that she’s been embroiled in all season. I would love to see Kara and Lena spending more time together outside of the normal ways, you know, when someone isn’t in danger; I would kill to see a girls’ night out with Kara, Lena, Alex, and Maggie.

Actually, doesn’t Kara need a job? Why not work at L Corp?

Supergirl was renewed for season 3 earlier this year, along with six other CW shows. There were no definitive season lengths given, though CW president Mark Pedowitz did say that most of the DC shows are designed for full season, which generally means anywhere from 20 to 24 episodes.

What do you guys think of this news? Are you excited for more Lena? What shenanigans would you like to see the ladies get up to?

Author: Jamie Sugah

Jamie has a BA in English with a focus in creative writing from The Ohio State University. She self-published her first novel, The Perils of Long Hair on a Windy Day, which is available through Amazon. She is currently an archivist and lives in New York City with her demon ninja vampire cat. She covers television, books, movies, anime, and conventions in the NYC area.

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