TV Insider is reporting that Betty Buckley (Pretty Little Liars and Oz) is set to play the mother of Odette Annabelle’s character Reign in the third season of Supergirl. Buckley’s character, Patricia Arias, described as “honest, but stubborn”, will be holding on to a few secrets that could potentially spell trouble for her adopted daughter Samantha (a.k.a. Reign) and Supergirl. With Reign set to become the “Big Bad” for the Girl of Steel this season, it’s possible her mother could play a recurring role on the show similar to Lena Luthor’s mother, Lillian, in Season 2.
With Reign set to become the “Big Bad” for the Girl of Steel this season, it’s possible her mother could play a recurring role on the show similar to Lena Luthor’s mother, Lillian, in Season 2. TV Insider describes their relationship as follows:
According to The CW, the Arias women have been estranged since Sam became a teen mom and “their relationship is made all the more complex by the secrets Patricia holds.” Given that Sam is actually Reign, the genetically designed, world-killing weapon we first peeped in May’s season finale being sent to Earth from a cabal of hooded Kryptonians before the planet exploded, it’s highly possible that one of those secrets the “honest, but stubborn” Patricia is sitting on includes the still-unaware Sam’s otherworldly and lethal origins.
Buckley is expected to make her first appearance in the seventh episode of Supergirl’s third season, titled “Wake Up”.
Supergirl’s third season premiere airs Oct. 9th, 8/7 Central, on The CW.
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