‘Supergirl’ Season 2 Hires Kara’s Snappy New Boss, But Where’s Cat?
About the moment The CW confirmed Supergirl would fly to The CW (and Vancouver) for Season 2, fans had to wonder if Calista Flockhart’s fan-favorite Cat Grant might bow out. We may have an answer, as Supergirl sets Cougar Town star Ian Gomez as Kara’s new boss Snapper Carr, a notable Justice League name, but one likely to pull a bit of focus from Cat.
Entertainment Weekly broke the news, namely that Supergirl Season 2's iteration of Lucas “Snapper” Carr would arrive as “editor-in-chief of CatCo Magazine. Snapper’s commitment to hard-hitting journalism pushes CatCo reporters to dig deeper in the pursuit of excellence. He’s a man who tells people what he thinks of them, and his no-holds barred approach pushes Kara (Melissa Benoist) in unexpected ways.”
Certainly Kara’s new job at the end of Supergirl Season 1 left open the potential for new characters in the workplace hierarchy, but one has to imagine Gomez takes some of the weight off Calista Flockhart, whose full-time move to Vancouver always seemed unlikely. In the comics at least, Carr served as a youthful companion to the Justice League, and may here serve as someone with a similar history.
Meanwhile, in addition to the introduction of Tyler Hoechlin as Superman and Lynda Carter as this particular Earth’s POTUS, Supergirl Season 2 will cast several notable roles that include Lex Luthor’s sister Lena, DC police officer Maggie Sawyer and several others. Still unknown is if Supergirl Season 2 will introduce Superboy, given that mystery Season 2 cliffhanger, or how the Maiden of Might ends up in that epic four-way superhero crossover.