June 1 (UPI) -- Odette Annable has been cast as DC Comics villain Reign in the upcoming third season of Supergirl.
Annable will be starring on The CW action-drama as Reign in a series regular role as the show's new big bad, noted The Hollywood Reporter.
The character, who was teased at the ending of Season 2, first appeared in Supergirl comics from 2012 and is one of several Worldkillers that was sent out from the dying planet of Krypton, the home world of Supergirl and Superman.
A biological weapon created by Kryptonian scientists, Reign features similar abilities to Supergirl (Melissa Benosit) including super strength and flight.
"Greg [Berlanti] and I have wanted to work with Odette for years," said executive producer Andrew Kreisberg of fellow executive producer Greg Berlanti in a statement. "We are beyond excited to have her join our cast in the scary, powerful and heartbreaking role of Reign."
Annable shared her excitement for being cast in row sharing on Instagram a photo of herself alongside an image of Reign from a comic book.
"UMMM, this just happened and I am very very excited about it! I'm about to cause some trouble in Vancouver playing the new VILLAIN named Reign on @supergirlcw. Big thanks to @dccomics and everyone @supergirlcw for this opportunity," she captioned the image.
Annable is known for starring in television shows such as Pure Genius, Astronauts Wives Club, Banshee, House, Breaking In and in monster movie Cloverfield.
Supergirl returns to The CW for Season 3 this fall.