Entertainment Tonight has reported that former Chasing Life star Italia Ricci has been cast as DC Comic’s villain the Silver Banshee in a recurring role in CBS’s Supergirl. The ET article states that Ricci will play “Siobhan Smythe, Cat Grant’s latest hire at CatCo, who at first becomes a work nemesis for Kara but proves a more deadly foe for Supergirl when she becomes DC villain Silver Banshee.” According to DC lore, the Silver Banshee has a powerful scream that can cause destruction.
TV Line is also reporting that Ricci will make her debut in Episode 14.
This isn’t the first time the Silver Banshee has a live action appearance. The character appeared in episode 15 “Escape” of Smallville’s season 9 and was played by Odessa Rae.
In other news, Supergirl is also looking to cast 13-year old Clark Kent/Kal-El, set to appear in episode 13. The TV Line article states that this version of Clark Kent will appear “via a string of flashbacks that will establish the cherished bond between him and Kara.”
And one last piece of Supergirl news, the show has been picked up by CBS for a full season to a total of 20 episodes.