Earlier this month actor Brent Spiner, best known for his role as Data on “Star Trek: The Next Generation”, was announced as joining the cast of “Supergirl” for Season 4 playing the role of Vice President of the United States. Now, due to family issues conflicting with the show’s schedule, Bruce Boxleitner (Babylon 5) will play the role.
As a recurring character, Boxleitner’s Vice President Baker is described as being “adept and politically minded”. Vice President Baker “makes for an unlikely leader, but steps up in a big way when his country needs him most.”
With President Olivia Marsdin, played by Lynda Carter, set to return in Season 4, there’s no doubt the new season will continue to address political issues in the face of National City’s growing “human-first” movement.
Season 4 of “Supergirl” will premiere on The CW on Sunday, October 14 at 8.00pm.