Bruce Boxleitner Replaces Brent Spiner In ‘Supergirl’
A few weeks ago, we brought you the news that ‘Star Trek’ actor Brent Spiner would be joining ‘Supergirl‘ in the upcoming 4th Season. Unfortunately, due to a family matter that conflicts with the production dates, Brent has had to pull out. Thankfully, the ‘Supergirl’ casting office flipped open their address book to call on another actor from a sci-fi franchise, Bruce Boxleitner.
Boxleitner will take the recurring role of US Vice President Baker when the Girl Of Steel returns for her 4th Season in the Autumn. The character is described as “adept and politically minded” and an “unlikely leader who steps up in a big way when his country needs him most.” It’s thought to be a fairly pivotal part of the new season, possibly relating to issues with the current president played by original ‘Wonder Woman’ actress, Lynda Carter.
He will join other new faces next season as Sam Witwer stars as “big bad”, Agent Liberty, and transgender actress Nicole Maines, who joins the show as transgender superhero Dreamer, aka Nia Nal.
Bruce Boxleitner is a veteran sci-fi actor, having starred as John Sheridan in ‘Babylon 5’ and ‘TRON’ in the classic 80’s movie. He’s also had roles in ‘Chuck’, ‘Heroes’, and ‘NCIS’, along with voicing ‘TRON’ in various animated projects.
Melissa Benoist, Mehcad Brooks, Chyler Leigh, Katie McGrath, and David Harewood as all set return for Season 4. Jeremy Jordan, who plays lovable DEO geek Winn Schott, has been downgraded from series regular to a recurring role, as Winn headed off to help out the Legion in the future at the end of Season 3. He’s traded places with Brainiac-5, who stays behind to help the DEO, and sees Jesse Rath upgraded to a series regular. Chris Wood‘s Mon-El won’t be returning after the character headed back to the future with Winn.
‘Supergirl‘ returns to Sky One, along with the other DC shows, in October 2018.