The CW has announced that Cloverfield star Odette Annable has joined the cast of Supergirl’s Season 3. She will be taking on the role of Reign who, according to her character’s description, “will be the big bad of Season 3, as part of an exciting interpretation of the infamous World Killer storyline from the pages of the DC Comics.”
In a press release, executive producer Andrew Kreisberg said:
“Greg [Berlanti] and I have wanted to work with Odette for years. We are beyond excited to have her join our cast in the scary, powerful and heartbreaking role of Reign.”
Annable’s television and film credits include Pure Genius, The Astronaut Wives’ Club, Banshee, Rush, Cloverfield and The Unborn among others.
Reign debuted in DC Comics’ Supergirl #5 in 2012. The character is a biological weapon called a Worldkiller designed on Krypton by Supergirl’s father Zor-El.
Returning Mondays at 8 p.m. ET/PT this fall on The CW, Supergirl stars Melissa Benoist, David Harewood, Mehcad Brooks, Chyler Leigh, Jeremy Jordan, Calista Flockhart and Tyler Hoechlin.