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‘Supergirl’ SDCC: EP’s gush about Nicole Maines, TV’s first Transgender Superhero!

At SDCC, Supergirl dropped some pretty amazing news! The CW show announced the casting of Nicole Maines, an amazing transgender actress and activist who will be appearing in the show’s upcoming season! Maines will be playing Nia Nal, the newest member of the CatCo reporting team.

According to The CW, she is “a soulful young transgender woman with a fierce drive to protect others, Nia’s journey this season means fulfilling her destiny as the superhero Dreamer (much like Kara came into her own as Supergirl).”

Supergirl Executive Producers, Jessica Queller and Robert Rovner shared their excitement about the casting and the show’s dedication to inclusion and representation. Watch the SDCC press room clip below!

WATCH:

“The show is all about representation and inclusion.” – Robert Rovner (Executive Producer)

“We hit the jackpot with Nicole Maines. She’s an incredible actress. She’s a real life hero.” – Jessica Queller (Executive Producer)

RELATED: ‘Arrow’ SDCC: Stephen Amell hints at returning characters in S7! 

We are so pumped to see this news and even more pumped to see Nicole Maines take on the role!

Supergirl season 4 will air on The CW this fall! 

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Mike Bonney

Mike loves to geek out over Star Wars, superheroes, Doctor Who and The Walking Dead. He is 100% Slytherin, a Sith Supporter and thinks Negan is probably the hero of Walking Dead.

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