'Supergirl' news: Andrew Kreisberg talks Indigo, adapting Superman storyline

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Another Supergirl is coming to the hit CBS seriesin a way. It was recently announced that actress Laura Vandervoort will come to CBS’s “Supergirl,” taking on the role of Indigo, also known as the villain Brainiac-8. Laura Vandervoort was previously cast in “Smallville” as Supergirl.

In a recent interview with Krypton Site at the recently held Television Critics Association, “Supergirl” series executive producer Andrew Kreisberg talked about his excitement for the upcoming appearance of Vandervoort’s character in the show.

“She’s gonna look awesome. Definitely not gonna look just like Laura,” Kreisberg said. “Being one aspect of the Brainiac Program, she comes in through computers, so Winn is actively involved in that episode. But she has a very interesting backstory. She was one of the Fort Rozz prisoners. But how she came to be, and how she ended up in the prison, and what she’s been doing on Earth is part of the fun and the surprise of the episode.”

In a separate interview, Kreisberg also talked about one of the upcoming episodes of the series that will be based on one of the popular “Superman” comic book stories. The producer revealed that for the 13<sup>th episode of the season, the story will be based partly on the “For the Man Who Has Everything” story by Alan Moore and Dave Gibbons, which could shed light as to the recent search of the series for a young Kal-El.

Kreisberg explained how the special story of the Man of Steel would be adapted to the world of Kara Zor-El, aka Supergirl, and how this concept for the upcoming episode had been pushed ever since episode 1.

“Episode 13 is based on one of my favorite Superman stories, ‘For the Man Who Has Everything,'” the producer said. “It’s called ‘For the Girl Who Has Everything,’ and she wakes up on Krypton in this fantasy that nothing ever happened. I’ve literally been pitching this from this first episode!”

“Supergirl” will return with new episodes on CBS on Jan. 18.