It’s an exciting time to be a “Supergirl” fan these days, with a musical crossover on the horizon and the incredible LGBTQ relationship between Alex (Chyler Leigh) and Maggie ( Floriana Lima) going strong. Now you can add one more super exciting bit of news to the list of things you love about “Supergirl”: Lois Lane.
The actual Lois Lane is still hanging out with Clark (Tyler Hoechlin) in Metropolis, but The CW announced on Tuesday (Jan. 31) that Teri Hatcher, who played the original Lois Lane on “Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman,” is joining “Supergirl” for a multi-episode arc in Season 2.
Old school “Superman” fans will recognize how big a deal this is, but newer kids on the block might need to go back and embrace the ’90s version of the Man of Steel and his intrepid reporter girlfriend.
Hatcher will (unfortunately) not being playing a good guy this time around. According to The CW’s press release, Hatchet will be the new Big Bad of the season.
“No offense to any of the wonderful actresses who have also played the part,” executive producer Andrew Kreisberg says, “But Teri Hatcher is my all time favorite Lois Lane. To have her come back to the SuperWorld in a completely different part is an unbelievable gift to me, Greg, and the fans.”
The role Hatcher will play in “Supergirl” Season 2 is still a mystery, but we’ve got a few theories. Some not so friendly looking aliens in masks have been searching for Mon-El (Chris Wood) all year, and how awesome would it be if Hatcher joined this universe as an alien this time around? Or maybe she’s entangled with Cadmus and their anti-alien agenda?
Whatever the role, we’re absolutely dying to see Teri Hatcher take on Supergirl (Melissa Benoist) and her team of superfriends. Bonus points if they can get Tycler Hoechlin to return as Superman before Hatcher’s arc is over.
“Supergirl” airs Mondays at 8 p.m. ET/PT on The CW.