Italia Ricci, best known for her role in ABC family drama Chasing Life, joined the cast of Supergirl.
Italia Ricci will play Marvel’s Silver Banshee, who just happens to start out her role as Kara’s (Melissa Benoist) work nemesis.
Appearing in episode 14, Italia will appear as Siobhan Smythe and eventually mold a recurring role as the famous villain.
Supergirl executive producer Andrew Kreisberg was thrilled to have Italia Ricci on board with the new Marvel show.
He said in a statement, “We are so excited to be working with Italia. We’ve been a fan of her work for years, and we cannot wait to see her take on this iconic comic book role.”
Interestingly, Italia Ricci already has one connection to the Marvel universe.
Italia Ricci is engaged to The Flash star Robbie Amell, who played Ronnie Raymond/Firestorm.
— Robbie Amell (@RobbieAmell) December 4, 2015
Besides Italia Ricci, there are a whole bunch of new characters coming to Supergirl. Peter Facinelli was recently cast as Maxwell Lord.
Also, Henry Czerny (Revenge) will play the Toyman and Chris Vance (Prison Break) will play Non.
Sounds like those in charge of Supergirl are pulling out all the stops to keep this show on the air.
Are you excited to see what Italia Ricci can do as Silver Banshee?