Ever since it was revealed that David Harewood was playing J’onn J’onnz a.k.a. the Martian Manhunter on Supergirl, fans have been hoping that the fan-favorite DC Comics heroine, Miss Martian, would be coming to the series too at some point.
Well it looks like our wish has been granted as it was revealed today during The CW’s Superhero Hour panel at the Television Critics Association Summer Press Tour that Guiding Light actress Sharon Leal has been cast as M’gann M’orzz a.k.a Miss Martian. This won’t be Leal’s first time on The CW as she also played cheerleader coach Vanessa Lodge on the short-lived CW series, Hellcats.
While we don’t know the show’s version of the character, M’gann is known in the comics as a White Martian who was a member of the Teen Titans. Her most notable appearance was the big role she had on the short-lived, but beloved animated series, Young Justice, where the character grew a huge fan-following.
“Now, in Season Two, Kara has left the safety of being Cat Grant’s assistant in order to figure out what she really wants to do, while as Supergirl she continues to work at the DEO., protecting the citizens of National City and searching for Jeremiah and Cadmus. Along the way, she will team up with Superman (Tyler Hoechlin) to battle new villains, as she strives to balance her personal life with her life as a superhero.”
Supergirl Season 2 begins on Monday, October 10 at 8/7c at its new home, The CW.