TVinsider.com reports that Betty Buckley (Eight is Enough, Pretty Little Liars) has been cast in the role of Patricia Arias, the adoptive mother of Samantha (Odette Annable) for Season 3 of “Supergirl”.
According to The CW, the Arias women have been estranged since Sam became a teen mom and “their relationship is made all the more complex by the secrets Patricia holds.” Given that Sam is actually Reign, the genetically designed, world-killing weapon we first peeped in May’s season finale being sent to Earth from a cabal of hooded Kryptonians before the planet exploded, it’s highly possible that one of those secrets the “honest, but stubborn” Patricia is sitting on includes the still-unaware Sam’s otherworldly and lethal origins.
“When we meet Reign, she’s just a woman.” explains Executive Producer Andrew Kreisberg. “Her name is Samantha and she’s a single mom, and she has no idea that she is Reign; she has no idea that she was the baby in the pod at the end of last season, so the journey that she takes this season is watching her realize her heritage and see how it manifests.”
“Supergirl” Season 3 premieres on Monday, October 9, at 8.00pm on The CW.