Supergirl is about to get some help from the future.
As many have suspected the future super-hero team known as the Legion of Super-Heroes will be having an impact on Supergirl’s world starting. As revealed by TV Line, the first member to show up will be the half-computer & half-orgainic genuis Brainiac 5 in a recurring role played by Jesse Rath (Defiance).
Half computer, half organic life and boasting a 12-level intellect, Brainiac 5 is a member of the Legion of Super-Heroes who travels to National City from the 31st Century to help Supergirl and the DEO battle Reign, the villain that L-Corp CEO Samantha Arias (played by Odette Annable) is on track to becoming.
Whether any other members of the Legion appear or if Supergirl visits the future or becomes a member herself remains to be seen, but it seems pretty likely that more of the Legion will be seen. This of course is not the first live-action version of the character as James Marsters played the villainous & Legion heroic versions of Brainiac & Brainiac 5 on Smallville.
Previously in comics Brainiac 5 has had deeper than friendship feelings for Supergirl, and co-showrunner Andrew Kreisberg hinted that will still be the case for the series as well.
Appropriately Rath’s first appearance as the character will be in episode 10 of the current season in an episode titled “Legion of Super-Heroes.”