Supergirl‘s Lena Luthor is here to stay!
TVLine is reporting that Katie McGrath will be returning to her role as Lena Luthor as a series regular in the next season of Supergirl.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column width=”2/3″][vc_column_text]
Lena Luthor, played by the gorgeous Katie McGrath, made her Supergirl debut early this season as the currently CEO of the newly rebranded L-Corp following the incarceration of her brother Lex Luthor. Since then, she has popped in and out in support of Supergirl and the Alien protection act. Her involvement in the series is mostly tied to her growing friendship with Kara Danvers, AKA Supergirl, as well as her conflicting ties to Cadmus, an anti-alien terrorist group. McGrath’s character has received praise from majority of the Supergirl fan base, especially with the departure of Cat Grant, played by Calista Flockhart.
The network shift from CBS to CW has brought in many changes to the show, most of which are seen as improvements. From pacing and story to the entry of Superman, Supergirl has become of the must-watch shows on the CW. The casting of Lena Luthor was one of these changes.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/3″][vc_single_image image=”4463″ img_size=”medium” alignment=”center”][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]
McGrath had some interesting things to say about her character which could possibly hint at the direction the series is going to take her character. Despite having to deal with the negativity and stigma of having the Luthor name, “She’s honest, she’s true to Kara, she’s true to her friends” and “She keeps trying, in the face of all the things that people keep throwing at her. She’s defying them!”, McGrath says proudly of her character.
The journey Lena Luthor is going to take in the upcoming similar will likely be reminiscent of Smallville‘s Lex Luthor’s journey. As excited as we all her to watch her evolve over the season, I’m sure none of us would want her to succumb to her family’s reputation and obsession with power. She should be a hero, not like Kara but her own version of being a hero – possibly the person that Michael Rosenbaum’s Lex Luthor would have been had he resisted his demons. Regardless, this will definitely be exciting to watch.
Supergirl airs on Mondays at 8 p.m. ET on The CW.[/vc_column_text][vc_facebook][/vc_column][/vc_row]