TV’s Wonder Woman Officially Joins Supergirl as President of the United States


Before Supergirl had been picked up at The CW, executive producer Greg Berlanti let some big news slip – Wonder Woman Lynda Carter would be playing the President of the United States in their universe. Finally the news has been made official.

“We had the perfect role for Lynda Carter. We couldn’t work out her schedule. Next year, Berlanti said in March, “All right, she’s the female president of the United States.”

The Hollywood Reporter writes of the official announcement:

Lynda Carter, the actress who brought the Amazonian superheroine to life on the small screen, has booked a recurring role on Supergirl, The Hollywood Reporter has learned.

Carter will play the president of the United States and recur on the sophomore season of the CBS-turned-CW drama starring Melissa Benoist. She will first appear in episode three of season two.

Carter joins the newly-announced Superman, Teen Wolf’s Tyler Hoechlin, as guest stars for Season 2 which is set to debut October 10th on The CW. Her hiring is also just the most recent of legacy castings made on Supergirl. Live-action Supergirl Helen Slater, Smallville’s Supergirl Laura Vandervoort, and Superman Dean Cain have roles on the show.

Being President is cool enough but how great would it be if they made it so Carter was actually Wonder Woman in this universe as well?

9 Responses to “TV’s Wonder Woman Officially Joins Supergirl as President of the United States”

  1. JayFab says:

    Do the casting people at Supergirl know that women aren’t all straight, thin, cis, able-bodied white women? More and more this show and its fandom make it clear they’re don’t care about anything about privileged white women. It’s so disappointing.

    • AWwriter says:

      What are you whining about? Are they supposed to make Supergirl in transition from Superboy or something? Ugh, go back to Tumblr…

      • JayTee says:

        Why don’t you go back to Reddit where it’s okay to be disgusted by people being trans.

        If you don’t care about representation on screen it’s because you’re represented. You’re a white dude who sees himself onscreen everyday. If you’re not you’re so full of self loathing you don’t think you deserve to be.

        Well I want to see all women on TV.

  2. wondercube says:

    If Carter is Madame President Wondy I will DIE OF HAPPINESS.


  3. Jason Rye says:

    I don’t recall the line in the episode (last of season 4) off hand exactly, but didn’t Lyla refer to the Arrow verse president as “Madam”?

  4. Marie says:

    I like that he had to specify that Carter would be playing the “female” President of the United States.

  5. lev36 says:

    That’s awesome. And yes, she should secretly be WW all along…

  6. That Which Dreams says:

    So now we have put the lyrics of “Hail to the Chief” to the tune of the Wonder Woman theme song.