Supergirl Season Four: A New Transgender Character Is Being Cast

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The news has its base in a casting call for a character named “Nia Nal,” who would be a transgender woman in early 20s. They don’t have any preferred ethnic background for the character, and it is open to all. She is likely to head the newsroom as she carries strong journalistic credentials like Snapper Carr and is further described as a “young Cat Grant type.”

Coincidentally, Cat Grant has exited media to work in government and has joined as press secretary to President Olivia Marsdin.

As per this casting call, Nia is “a confident, wunderkind of a fashionista. Once a political speechwriter, Nia is the newest addition to the CatCo investigative reporting team. With her, she brings sparkling wit and biting humor, but under that banter-y, chic facade lays a soulful young woman who has much to offer the world.”

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Warner Bros. Television has not yet commented about it. Generally, the company refuses making comments on casting calls and rumors, but, if they issue any clarification, then the same will be shared with you.

Cat Grant has been absent after its Season One when the production was shifted from LA to Vancouver, and that has basically impacted the show’s chemistry in a big way. TV legend Calista Flockhart had played that character in the show’s debut season, and she was seen in some Season Two episodes as well.

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Overall, CatCo has played a much minor role in the latest Supergirl season, and Kara’s journalistic aspect has been pretty much sidelined while she goes on tackling metahumans. In the meanwhile, Lena Luthor bought the firm, linking CatCo’s stories to Supergirl/DEO tales naturally. James Olsen is still in charge of the firm, but, he is normally not seen there, and Winn Schott has exited CatCo to join DEO. Introducing a new regular character in the company implies that CatCo will be more vital to the upcoming season.

Supergirl will be back in the fall, airing Sunday nights at 8 p.m. ET/PT before the Charmed relaunch episodes on The CW.