‘Supergirl’ Promotes Jesse Rath/Brainiac-5 To Series Regular For Season 4


Brainiac-5 will remain in his past for quite some time.  Despite returning to the future with Imra (Amy Jackson) in the last episode of ‘Supergirl’, he appeared in the preview for the upcoming season finale.  Now it’s been announced that actor Jesse Rath will return for season four as a series regular.

In a joint statement, executive producers Robert Rovner and Jessica Queller said:

“We love the character of Brainiac-5 and can’t imagine anyone but Jesse Rath in the role.  He brings such fun, heart and brilliance to Brainy, and we’re so excited he’s joining the cast as a series regular for season 4.  We have a lot of great Brainy stories to tell.”

Of course in the comics, Brainy was one of Supergirl’s great loves… possibly the greatest love of her life.  So it should be interesting to see where the show goes in that regard, considering Kara’s godawful romantic history.  Is it time for her to finally find happiness?

Unfortunately, his introduction on ‘Supergirl’ along with Jackson as Saturn Girl, as part on Mon-El‘s Legion of Superheroes was pretty lackluster.  In the comics, the team usually has at least a dozen members at a time, so… three was a bit underwhelming.  But maybe now he’ll get a chance to grow and play a greater role in upcoming episodes.

There have been a few shufflings with the casts of The CW’s returning DC comic book shows.  Keiynan Lonsdale announced he was departing for personal reasons, while Matt Ryan and Jes Macallan have been promoted to series regulars on ‘Legends of Tomorrow’ and ‘The Flash’ is bumping up Hartley Sawyer (Elongated Man) and Danielle Nicolet (Cecile Horton).

‘Supergirl’ is moving to Sunday nights this fall, at 8pm EST.  The CW has not yet announced when their new seasons will launch.

The current third season finale will air this Monday.

Source: TV Line

Jason Motes

Jason’s earliest memory is of watching ‘Batman,’ followed shortly by a memory of playing Batman & Robin with a friend, which entailed running outside in just their underwear and towels as capes. When adults told them they couldn’t run around outside in their underwear, both boys promptly whipped theirs off and ran around in just capes. Jason’s father gamely agreed to read him comic books as bedtime stories instead of ‘Snow White.’ (Super Friends being his favorite.) Jason saw all of the original Star Wars movies (and Indiana Jones and Superman and Star Trek…) in the theaters. Yes, he is old. And grew up in the most GEEKTASTIC decade ever, the 80s, devouring a steady diet of GI Joe, Transformers, Masters of the Universe, Princess of Power and (best of all) Jem! (It totally counts as sci fi! They had a sentient computer that projected holograms!) Jason has studied literature, journalism, film history and has a degree in creative writing (and a minor in psychology) from the University of South Alabama. He has worked as a technical writer and proofreader. These days, most of his creative energy goes into his blog and writing for this site! He lives with the cutest puppies ever.




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