Cue All the Excited Screaming: Dichen Lachman Will Play a Supergirl Villain

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Whatever your opinion of The CW is or was, if you’ve checked in on their DC series — Arrow, The Flash, Legends of Tomorrow — you know how fun and addictive they can be. These series don’t take themselves too seriously, but neither are they as bypass-worthy as most basic network shows, and their casts are absolutely magnetic. I’m talking to you, Stephen Amell, Grant Gustin, Emily Bett Rickards … and, as of this fall, Supergirl‘s Melissa Benoist. Thank goodness Warner Bros. made the decisive move from CBS, because now we can look forward to more crossovers, including Greg Berlanti’s latest evil genius plan: musical episodes:

We just finished writing the fall crossovers …. And now we’re doing it across three shows! But next week we’ll have to start talking about clearing music. I have a few ideas for tone and style in my head but we’re just starting to talk about what that can be. I do want to try and get an original piece of music written …. There’s going to be a musical pair of episodes in the back half of the year between Supergirl and The Flash. We have been talking about trying to write at least one original song per episode …. We’ve toyed with who potentially the villain could be, [and] we’ll be careful how we break into song.

Well, ladies and gentlepeople, Berlanti couldn’t have found a better villain. Because, she is fantastically talented, completely underrated, and we’re practically orgasmic over this news; Dichen Lachman, aka Dollhouse‘s Sierra and Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.‘s Jiaying, has transferred to (DC and) Supergirl, where she’ll play martial artist extraordinaire Veronica Sinclair, aka Roulette.

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As if we weren’t already dying over having Wonder Woman as Supergirl‘s POTUS:

Met a wonderful woman today @reallyndacarter

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And we’ll actually get a look at her cousin Superman (Tyler Hoechlin) this year:

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We can look forward to an epic Supergirl/Roulette meetup.

Roulette runs an underground alien fight club in National City and she is eager to get Supergirl in the ring.

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Guys, you’ve got to start watching this show, and not just for Calista Flockhart’s surprisingly snarkfunny Cat Grant.

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Supergirl returns on The CW, October 10th.

Cindy Davis

Cindy Davis

Cindy Davis has been writing about the entertainment industry for ​over seven years, and is the ​Editor-in-Chief at Oohlo, where she muses over television, movies, and pop culture. Previous Senior News Editor at Pajiba, and published at BUST.

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