Supergirl, meet the President.
“Met a wonderful woman today,” Benoist wrote, in a caption depicting Benoist in costume next to Carter.
Carter will play the President of the United States in multiple episodes of The CW series.
Carter is best known for having played the title character on the original “Wonder Woman” series, which aired on ABC and then CBS from 1975 to 1979, mirroring the movie from CBS to The CW of “Supergirl.”
The “Wonder Woman” alum isn’t the only new face that will show up on the series for its sophomore run; “Teen Wolf” alum Tyler Hoechlin will play Superman, Supergirl’s cousin, at the beginning of the season.
CBS would have liked to pick up the show for its second season, but there was a problem. The roughly $3 million per-episode price tag CBS pays to broadcast “Supergirl” — one of the highest license fees ever for a freshman show — wasn’t quite justified by the ratings. Thirteen million total viewers tuned in to the heavily-promoted premiere last October, but about half the audience bailed over the season, according to Nielsen.
Carter will first appear on the Season 2 premiere of “Supergirl” on Oct. 10 this fall at 8 p.m. ET on The CW.