The network announced on Tuesday that Hatcher -- who previously played Lois Lane, Superman's paramour and Clark Kent's Daily Planet co-worker, on '90s ABC series "Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman" -- would become a crucial part of the ensemble as season two continues to unfold. Not many details have been provided (we don't know her character's name yet, for one), but a statement from the network notes that the actress will play "a mysterious new role that will become the new Big Bad of Season 2."
"No offense to any of the wonderful actresses who have also played the part, but Teri Hatcher is my all time favorite Lois Lane," said "Supergirl" executive producer Andrew Kreisberg in a statement. "To have her come back to the SuperWorld in a completely different part is an unbelievable gift to me, [producer] Greg [Berlanti], and the fans."
Hatcher isn't the first star who's previously appeared in another DC property to make her mark on "Supergirl." The series has already featured Helen Slater (who played Supergirl in the heroine's 1984 feature film) and Dean Cain (Hatcher's "Lois & Clark" co-headliner) as Supergirl's (Melissa Benoist) adoptive Earth parents, as well as onetime "Wonder Woman" star Lynda Carter, who's featured on season two as the president of the United States.
No word yet on when Hatcher will pop up on the program. "Supergirl" airs Monday nights on The CW.