Kevin Sorbo, who played the title character in the 1990s series Hercules: The Legendary Journeys, is set to to recur as a mysterious new villain on the CW’s Supergirl.
No word on who exactly this anti-hero is, or if he’s human or an alien. On Monday, the CW announced the addition of Teri Hatcher to the cast but also didn’t give much detail on her character — just that it’s a “role that will become the new Big Bad of Season 2.”
“Since his days as Hercules, Kevin Sorbo has brought such a strong presence to the screen, and we couldn’t be more excited to have him join us on Supergirl,” executive producer Andrew Kreisberg said.
In an interview with Entertainment Tonight, Kevin Sorbo talked about his new role on Supergirl. As you can imagine, at this stage he isn’t allowed to say much but what he did say might have been enough for us to put the pieces together. We’ve had to make some assumptions here based on what he said but we think you’ll agree with our analysis. Here’s what Kevin had to say:
I leave next week! I’m heading up to Vancouver, and I’ll be doing a three-show arc, and Teri Hatcher’s playing my wife. I’m from another planet that’s an arch-rival planet of Krypton. Which is now of course destroyed.
First and foremost, this easily confirms that both Kevin Sorbo and Teri Hatcher’s new big bad villains are going to be related, they are husband and wife! Secondly, Kevin confirms he is not from Earth but “an arch-rival planet of Krypton”. Well in the Supergirl canon we know of only one arch-rival planet that was destroyed when Krypton was and that is Daxam! So who would be roughly the age of Teri and Kevin and from Daxam? Mon-El’s Parents. Now here’s the big leap, if the rumors are true that perhaps Mon-El is a Prince, then that would make them, The King and Queen of Daxam.
Furthermore, Sorbo and Hatcher will be making their Supergirl debut in episode 217 which is the first episode after the musical crossover with the Flash! Episode 217 is of note as well because Kevin Smith is returning to the director’s chair! Both Kevin Smith and Kevin Sorbo confirmed that filming on episode 217 starts next week!
“Since his days as Hercules, Kevin Sorbo has brought such a strong presence to the screen and we couldn’t be more excited to have him join us on Supergirl,” executive producer Andrew Kreisberg said in a statement.
Sorbo is also known for portraying Captain Dylan Hunt on Andromeda. His other TV credits include a recurring gig on The O.C. and guest spots on Hawaii Five-0, Psych and Two and a Half Men.