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Supergirl Casts Odette Annable as 'Worldkiller' Reign in Season 3

As first teased in last week’s Supergirl finale, legendary DC baddie Reign is taking National City — and, if all goes well, the world — by storm in Season 3. And this just in: She’ll look very familiar!

Odette Annable is joining the CW drama as a series regular, playing its new Big Bad, TVLine has learned — though we hear Supergirl‘s version of Reign, one of several “Worldkillers” in the DC universe, will differ visually from the one you might already know from the comics (pictured above).

“Greg [Berlanti] and I have wanted to work with Odette for years,” executive producer Andrew Kreisberg said in a statement. “We are beyond excited to have her join our cast in the scary, powerful and heartbreaking role of Reign.”

This casting marks a reunion of sorts for Annable and Berlanti; she recurred role on ABC’s Berlanti-produced Brothers & Sisters from 2010 to 2011. Annable is also known for her work on House, The Astronaut Wives Club and Banshee, where she (and her stunt double) delivered one of modern TV’s great fight scenes:

So, yeah, something tells us Annable will be able to hold her own against the Girl of Steel.

Your thoughts on this casting? (Though we said we wanted the role to go to Reign‘s Adelaide Kane, mostly for wordplay purposes, we’re more than OK with Annable snagging the part.) Whatever’s on your mind, drop it in a comment below.

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  1. Phun says:

    Congratulations Odette Annable for getting the part of Reign! Looking to seeing her as the BIG BAD for season 3!

  2. Mike says:

    awesome you guys need to check out Banshee because her Character Nola Longshadow Fight Scene asgaint Burton is one the best fight scenes ever it’s is truely a masterpeice

  3. melissa says:

    Please any word on Chris Wood? #bringMonElback

  4. Shaun says:

    AKA they too cheap to give her a real alien look

  5. Kevin Tran says:

    Glad to see Odette Annable’s new role on Supergirl as the BIG BADDIE going up against Melissa Benoist’s Supergirl.

  6. T.W.S.S. says:

    I honestly only know her from that famous Banshee fight scene, in which she is amazing, so I look forward to seeing more of her work.

  7. jason says:

    So who’s her character doing to day because this is the CW after all?

  8. dude says:

    Missed opportunity to cast Adelaide Kane.

  9. George H. says:

    Still kind of surprised Odette decided to use her married name in Hollywood after breaking into the showbiz with her birth name of Odette Yustman. Most actresses either don’t bother changing their stage names or elect not taking their partner’s last name out of fear of not being recognized by name after marriage. Anyway, should be interesting to see what she can do on Supergirl.

  10. Luis Roman says:

    Yeah, I don’t think any of her “Supergirl” fight scenes are going to compare to that.

    • Rex the Wonder Dog says:

      Sad but true. They don’t have the budget for it and even if they did I doubt they would want the TV-MA rating it would get. Rhea gutting Lar Gand is about the most blood they can get away with.

  11. Joey Padron says:

    Good casting news for big bad villain of season 3. Looking forward to see Annable on the show this fall.

  12. Luis Roman says:

    I actually liked her a lot on “House.” It will be interesting seeing her in a very different role.

  13. lrdslvrhnd says:

    I was just thinking about her in “Breaking In” last week or so. Looking forward to this, hopefully they don’t cover her up TOO much.

  14. Horus says:

    The worst thing about Supergirl is that every foe needs to be female. It’s like they are saying Supergirl is not good enough to fight male foes. We need Lex’s sister because she is not good enough to go against Lex. We need Reign because she is not good enough to go against Zod, and so on. It is almost anti-feminist to say that Supergirl should only be fighting female villains. Supergirl should be fighting whomever the big bad is. It should not need to be female just because Supergirl is.

    • D says:

      You do remember that the main villain of season 1 was actually Non not Astra right?

    • Rex the Wonder Dog says:

      Lena wasn’t a villain though and Supergirl did take on Vartox, Reactron, Master Jailer, Red Tornado, Toyman, Draaga, Mxyzptlk, a white martian, Parasite, and Superman.
      And she did fight Non, who while basically a poor man’s Zod, was still a male Kryptonian. It would be sort of sexist if Kara only fought male villains with no female villains. I’m sure the male rights crowd would be even more upset if she only fought men.

    • Toni says:

      I don’t think that’s what they are going for. It’s not about women not being enough and I think it’s your kind of thinking that’s led them down this path. It’s sexist of you to think that these female villains aren’t as good as their male counterparts.

      Anyway, all Supergirl is doing is giving female characters prominence. Just like you rarely find any male villains on the other superhero shows, on Supergirl, women get these key roles. I wish the other superhero shows had more female villains.

  15. Awesome, I have a soft spot for her and welcome her to the dc fam :D

  16. Carol_R says:

    I didn’t like her on “House” at all. Totally forgettable actress as far as I’m concerned.

  17. Dee Peoples says:

    I love Supergirl, I watch it with my grandson. I hate the new relationship between Maggie and Supergirl sister.
    That’s unfortunate, that she couldn’t find a male lover.

    • D says:

      I was going to aww at this but then you mentioned Sanvers. Don’t you think it’s healthier for your grandson to see LGBT relationships so that if one day he is questioning his own sexuality, by having watched Sanvers (or any other LGBT relationship for that matter) he will know and accept that his own feelings are normal and acceptable.