Laura Vandervoort who played Kara Zor-El on Smallville is set to recur on CBS’ Supergirl as DC Comics character Indigo. Indigo is described as a “living, strong-willed supercomputer that was sentenced to Fort Rozz after turning against the people of Krypton. Now on Earth, Indigo will let nothing stand in her way.”
Here’s what EP Andrew Kreisberg had to say on Indigo:
“Indigo looks badass. She’s going to look awesome. And she definitely won’t look just like Laura. … Being one aspect of the Brainiac program, she comes in through computers, so Winn is actively involved in that episode. She was one of the Fort Rozz prisoners, so how she got there and what she’s been doing on Earth is part of the surprise of the episode.”
Vandervoort has been eyed for several parts, however because of scheduling conflicts she has not been able to make an appearance on Supergirl until now. She will first appear in Episode 15.
In other casting news, Jeff Branson (The Young and the Restless) will recur as Master Jailer. He was once the “forceful and unrelenting jail guard on Fort Rozz, his new Earthly mission is to brutally recapture all of the escapees.”
It was also announced that an upcoming episode will riff off the classic Superman comics story, For the Man Who Has Everything. Kara wakes up in an idyllic Krypton with now idea how she got there.