We have a couple of updates on CBS’ Supergirl, hot off the heels of a full-season pickup. It has been announced today that DC Comics villain Silver Banshee will appear on the show. Chasing Life alum Italia Ricci will play Kara’s latest adversary.
Ricci will play Siobhan Smythe, who is described as “Cat Grant’s latest hire who at first becomes a work nemesis for Kara — but she later proves a more deadly foe for Supergirl when she takes on the mantle of DC Comics villain, Silver Banshee.” Executive producer Andrew Kreisberg had this to say about the casting. “We are so excited to be working with Italia. We’ve been a fan of her work for years and we cannot wait to see her take on this iconic comic book role.”
Ricci has been supportive of DC’s television shows over the years. In fact, she’s in a relationship with actor Robbie Amell, who played Ronnie Raymond/Robbie Amell on The Flash. So, it’s not surprising that she would eventually play one of these characters.