The Hollywood Reporter has revealed that Floriana Lima has been cast to play the role of Maggie Sawyer in the second season of “Supergirl”.
Created by John Byrne, Maggie was first introduced in 1987 as a captain of the Metropolis Special Crimes Unit where she was a highly skilled member of the Science Police, the division of the police department that deals with metahumans.
Additionally, Maggie was revealed to be a lesbian in the Superman titles, making her one of the first openly gay characters in mainstream comics. She later went on to become romantically involved with another famous female superhero, Batwoman, in addition appearance in several Batman titles.
On the Warner Bros.-produced Supergirl, Maggie will be a detective for the National City Police Department who takes a special interest in the cases involving aliens.
The Season 2 premiere of “Supergirl” will take place on Monday, October 10 at 8.00pm on The CW.