Jesse Rath, best known for his role as Alak Tarr in the TV series “Defiance”, has been cast in the role of Brainiac 5 for Season 3 of “Supergirl”.
According to TVline.com, half computer, half organic life and boasting a 12-level intellect, Brainiac 5 is a member of the Legion of Super-Heroes who travels to National City from the 31st Century to help Supergirl and the DEO battle Reign, the villain that L-Corp CEO Samantha Arias (played by Odette Annable) is on track to becoming.
“Episode 10 is called ‘Legion of Super-Heroes,’ and you can’t call it that without having the Legion of Super-Heroes in it,” Kreisberg tells TVLine. “We’ve hinted at the Legion going back to Season 1, when we saw the Legion ring in the Fortress of Solitude, so the Legion will have a presence.
“Supergirl is about to face her greatest nemesis in the three years that we’ve been doing the show – we feel that Reign is the best villain we’ve ever had – so it’s going to take all the allies that she can muster to take Reign down,” the EP adds. “The Legion will be playing a big part in that.”