Supergirl Season 1 spoilers: new look at Red Tornado; Hellgrammite and Reactor among the villains being introduced


CBS freshman superhero series, “Supergirl” is flying its way to the small screen on October 26 to introduce viewers to Superman’s cousin Kara Zor-El portrayed by Melissa Benoist.

Fleeing to Earth to escape her dying home in Krypton, the story follows Kara in her journey from being an ordinary office assistant to discovering how to control her powers and use them for greater good. The show reportedly will showcase different villains each week similar to what has been done in TV series “Smallville.” Two of the confirmed ones are Hellgrammite and Reactor also known as Ben Krull, to be played by Justice Leak and Chris Browning, respectively.

While recently revealed by the network is guest star Iddo Goldberg as Red Tornado, officially described as the “ultimate superweapon” and the “world’s most advanced, nefarious android” capable of wreaking great havoc at National City. He was designed by scientist T.O. Morrow and when he got away from the government, he began setting up his path of destruction. It remains to be seen if he turns out to be one of the good guys as based on the original source materials.

Other stars appearing are Jenna Dewan-Tatum as Lois Lane’s younger sister, Lucy Lane in the third episode; Glenn Morshower as her father General Lane who will enlist Kara in a government initiative; and Peter Facinelli as billionaire troublemaker Maxwell Lord, who according to the DC comics, used to be a friend of the Justice League but ended up as a telepathic villain.

For fans who may be wondering if the Man of Steel himself will be shown in some of the episodes, the trailer teases his silhouette and he is said to be the one gave Kara the materials for making her cape.

Executive producer Greg Berlanti previously explained the choice of making a series about “Supergirl” instead of “Superwoman,” We knew going in that Supergirl might imply a younger audience, but we felt we could take a powerful word back and participate in introducing that to a new generation and say that doesn’t just mean young or inconsequential. It should be strong and bold. That was our goal,” Entertainment Weekly reports.

Supergirl premieres on October 26.