‘Supergirl’ Casts DC Comic Book Character Red Tornado

Iddo Goldberg will battle Melissa Benoist on CBS superhero drama

Last Updated: September 1, 2015 @ 3:38 PM

“Supergirl” will fight Red Tornado when the CBS superhero drama premieres in the fall.

Actor Iddo Goldberg has been cast in the role of the DC comic book character, described as the most advanced android the world has ever seen, TheWrap has learned.

Goldberg will play both Red Tornado and Dr. T.O. Morrow, the evil scientist who invents the android. While the character isn’t a villain in the comic books, on the show he poses a grave threat to National City, and the people Supergirl (Melissa Benoist) cares about most.

On the drama, Chyler Leigh plays Alex Danvers, Kara’s older foster sister and David Harewood stars as Hank Henshaw, a former CIA agent and now the head of Department of Extra-Normal Operations.

Others cast in the series include Mehcad Brooks as James Olsen, “Nashville” alum Laura Benanti as Supergirl’s birth mother and former Superman and Supergirl Dean Cain and Helen Slater, respectively, in mystery roles.

Greg Berlanti and Ali Adler are writing the one-hour drama, and also executive producing, along with Sarah Schecter and Andrew Kreisberg. Berlanti also serves as producer of “Pan.”

“Supergirl” premieres on Oct. 26 on CBS.

Goldberg’s TV credits include WGN America’s “Salem” and SpikeTV’s “Tut.” He is represented by UTA and Silver Lining Management.

The news of Goldberg’s casting was first reported by ComicBook.com.