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As reported exclusively by TV Line, actor Chris Wood will be joining the second season cast of CW series Supergirl in an undisclosed role. He is the latest in a long line of Supergirl guest stars for the upcoming season. The series was renewed for a second season despite disappointing ratings and mixed critical reviews, though it will make the transition from CBS television to the CW this fall.
Chris Wood, a 28-year old Ohio native and Elon University graduate, is likely well known to CW fans – this will be his fourth series on the network. Wood was most recently featured on the CW series Containment, but has also appeared on network in the series Vampire Diaries and Carrie Diaries.
In addition to his role this fall on Supergirl, Wood will also be appearing in a recurring role on the PBS series Mercy Street, a Civil War-era drama about Mansion House Hospital in Alexandria, Virginia. Wood will play Union Captain Lance Van Der Berg, who is expected to begin a romance with series regular Alice, played by AnnSophia Robb.
It is not publicly known what role Chris Wood will play on Supergirl at this writing. As reported by TV Line, what is known is that Wood will play a known DC Comics character, and will be seen in early episodes in the second season. There is more information however on other new characters to be featured on the show this coming season. Tyler Hoechlin (Teen Wolf) will appear on the series as Superman, Lynda Carter (Wonder Woman) will appear as the President of the United States, Ian Gomez (Cougartown) will play Snapper Carr, and Floriana Lima (The Family) will play Captain Maggie Sawyer of Metropolis SCU.
Supergirl will premiere on its new network the CW on October 10th.