Supergirl has cast a transgender actress to play a superhero.
The CW series, which stars Melissa Benoist, has had multiple fan-acclaimed LGBT plot arcs over the years.
But the show will be taking another big step in its upcoming fourth season – by adding a transgender superhero to the cast. The news was announced at Comic-Con San Diego,
Nicole Maines, who previously appeared in HBO documentary The Trans List, will play the character of Nia Nal – AKA the superhero Dreamer.