‘Supergirl’ Casts ‘Chasing Life’ Star Italia Ricci in Recurring Role

ABC Family actress will play Siobhan Smythe, aka Silver Banshee, opposite Melissa Benoist

Last Updated: December 4, 2015 @ 12:26 PM

“Supergirl” has cast “Chasing Life” star Italia Ricci in a recurring role, TheWrap has learned.

The ABC Family actress will play the part of Siobhan Smythe, known to DC comic book readers as the supervillain Silver Banshee. She will make her debut in episode 114.

On the show, Siobhan will be introduced as Cat Grant’s (Calista Flockart) latest hire who at first becomes a work nemesis for Kara (Melissa Benoist). But she later proves a more deadly foe for Supergirl when she takes on the mantle of her comic book alter-ego.

“We are so excited to be working with Italia,” executive producer Andrew Kreisberg said. “We’ve been a fan of her work for years and we cannot wait to see her take on this iconic comic book role.”

Ricci is best known for her lead role as April on ABC Family’s “Chasing Life,” which ran for two seasons. She is represented by ICM, Protégé Entertainment, Coast to Coast, and Felker, Toczek, Suddleson LLP.