July 13, 2016: Floriana Lima Cast as Maggie Sawyer for “Supergirl”

FlorianaLimaThe 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.

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Adekis
Member

My favorite non-Daily Planet supporting character! Yay!

I hope she gets a haircut though. She looks like Montoya in that picture, not Sawyer. Needs a little less straightforward no-nonsense, a little more tough-as-nails badass.

Kel
Member

No blondes?

The nice thing about her in the animated series was that they never spelled out that she was gay and threw it in your face every ten minutes….like I’m sure they’ll do on the CW. Bleh. At least she’s a pre-existing character and not a Mr Terrific type situation again.

Eh well….better casting than the guy they cast as Snapper Carr, I suppose,

andramus
Member

Kel,

I can’t speak to your intent but

threw it in your face

sounds really homophobic to me.

There was nothing “nice” about the animated series not spelling out that Maggie Sawyer was gay if anything it was unfortunate that fear of a backlash prevented them from showing it in a fashion that wasn’t ambiguous.

If a character on screen is gay and in a relationship or even just looking for a relationship that is not “throwing it in your face” any more than depicting a heterosexual character in a heterosexual relationship is throwing their heterosexuality in your face.

Kal L
Member
sounds really homophobic to me. Yeah I really don’t think that was what Kel was implying or intending. Kel is right, They treated Maggie Sawyer tactfully and didn’t let her sexual orientation be her defining attribute on the animated series. Unlike nowadays in almost all media… Also such an issue would not have been allowed to be explored on a animated show, that young children would be the prime audience for back when the show was produced. Personally, like the animated series I hope that Maggie on this show will be a strong female character, who just happens to be… Read more »
Steve Wright
Editor
No…pretty sure that’s what he was implying. He’s made NUMEROUS comments of this type in the past. If you still believe that showing two people of the same sex in a loving relationship is throwing it in your face then you are on the wrong side of progress and need to just get over it. The world is changing. It’s not 1955 as a lot of people wish…. The CW has Mr .Terrific and the captain on the Flash as gay characters and not once did I feel it was being thrown in our face just for the hell of… Read more »
Kel
Member
No…pretty sure that’s what he was implying. He’s made NUMEROUS comments of this type in the past. Comments about propaganda? If you still believe that showing two people of the same sex in a loving relationship is throwing it in your face That depends on how it is done. If it is done in a typical CW/TV fashion, then yes, I believe it is. then you are on the wrong side of progress and need to just get over it. The world is changing. It’s not 1955 as a lot of people wish…. That depends on what your definition of… Read more »
Kal-Ed
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Tolerance is not acceptance which is true. But generally: blacks, Latinos, Asians, gay, autistic, crippled, foreigners, Jews, Muslim are also tolerated someplace else around the world, and to a certain degree, accepted as a member of society in the modern world. Because they have made a difference and contributed something making a better life. While some are of different minds on that matter, think that they are a hindrance and/or a plague on this planet and should be cleansed. Because they are not straight. Or. Whole. Or pure white. That is scary.

Kel
Member

Indeed it is scary, however, there’s a great difference between disliking a skin color and disliking a behavior. And there’s an even greater difference between harboring a dislike for something and wanting to eradicate it and hurt people.

Kal-Ed
Member

Fact is…People would hate people. No matter what creed, religion or skin colour, or behaviour. If they act like ***holes, you’d hate them. I know a lot of gay and different ethnicities and even disabled people who are nice and welcoming and make you feel at home through their hospitality and generosity.
And of course…There are also those I know (gay, disabled, different ethnicities) who are complete and utter jerks. Their social behaviour leaves something to be desired.
It’s not about their sexual and religious and physical orientation. It’s the behaviour that counts.

Kel
Member
Fact is…People would hate people. No matter what creed, religion or skin colour, or behaviour. Yes, people will always find ridiculous reasons to hate each other, whether it’s the color of hair, skin, that someone is from the west side instead of the east side, or is from a different tribe. But just because most reasons for hatred between people are dumb, doesn’t mean that there are no things that should be hated. It’s not about their sexual and religious and physical orientation. It’s the behaviour that counts. There are some things it’s okay to hate that SHOULD be hated.… Read more »
jer2
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Ah.. 1955 – the Dodgers won the World Series, and the music, cars, and clothes were cool….. However, when you come to think, about how much the world has changed in the time period from (1955 to 2016), it really hasn’t. For example; back in 1955 we had Hedda Hopper and Louella Parsons, now days it is TMZ, doing the same thing while, accomplishing the same goals. Oh yes, there have been technical leaps and bounds of science, medicine, with various engineering advancements in society, as well as, certain laws enacted in our states, countries and territories to circumvent blatant… Read more »
Kel
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Nothing new under the sun, when it all comes down to it.

Kel
Member
sounds really homophobic to me. It’s an expression. There was nothing “nice” about the animated series not spelling out that Maggie Sawyer was gay if anything it was unfortunate that fear of a backlash prevented them from showing it in a fashion that wasn’t ambiguous. There was much nice about it. They kept the show to a Superman show that everybody — including kids — could watch and enjoy, without bringing up stuff nobody really wanted to see (the majority of people, at least…and I don’t know of any gay person who likes Superman because of gay characters). The goal… Read more »
MattComics
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I feel like if Supermans own romantic feelings and attraction to a woman and her attraction to him can be shown then there’s no reason why a gay relationship cannot be displayed to whatever degree the show has established for how much it focuses on romantic relationships in the context of a superhero action-adventure show in a prime-time slot.

I don’t think that’s political correctness so much as displaying the simple fact that more than just one section of humanity exists and is valid to our culture and our stories.

Kel
Member
I feel like if Supermans own romantic feelings and attraction to a woman and her attraction to him can be shown then there’s no reason why a gay relationship cannot be displayed to whatever degree the show has established for how much it focuses on romantic relationships in the context of a superhero action-adventure show in a prime-time slot. I think the only “romantic” relationship that should be paid any major mind in a Superman series is the one between him and Lois Lane. And Superman isn’t gay. I don’t think that’s political correctness so much as displaying the simple… Read more »
Kal-Ed
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While the blondness is not an issue as depicted in Smallville as well, I’m happy they included her in the series. Maggie is a strong charachter on her own right in the Superman lore. Can’t wait if they decide to cast Slam Bradley and Terrible Dan Turpen. They’d make a good addition to Maggie.

Steve Wright
Editor

I actually think we are seeing a very sly and sneaky casting of a superman show. Without a doubt a show based around him would be huge…and if they have permission now then there is nothing holding them back. I’m also thinking that Batman will be allowed on Gotham. Just a hunch. That show has gotten really really good and if you time jump to Batman year one you have no conflict with the movies and that show becomes incredible.

Kal-Ed
Member

Funny you mention Gotham because I was thinking the same thing that it’s getting a wee better. It’s not everyone’s cup o’tea but I truly enjoy it.

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