Supergirl is set to feature its first ever transgender character. The show attracted a host of LGBT fans in 2016 when Alex Danvers – played by Chyler Leigh – came out as a lesbian, with fans praising it as one of the best coming out stories in years.
Fans have also been keen to ship Supergirl’s human persona Kara Danvers with Lena Luthor, in a prospective couple known as SuperCorp. And it seems that the CW series will be expanding its horizons in Season 4, which is due to start later this year, likely in October.
A casting call for new character Nia Nal, discovered by ComicBook.com reveals that producers are looking to feature the show’s first trans person. In the description, they ask for a “transgender woman, early 20s, open ethnicity. A confident, wunderkind of a fashionista.”