It looks like Calista Flockhart will remain as a recurring guest star for Season 3 of “Supergirl.”
TVLine reported that even though Flockhart was listed as one the series regulars in the official press release for Season 3 of the CW series, the actress won’t be reprising her role as Cat Grant on a full-time basis next season. But if the scheduling can be worked out, viewers can expect the “Ally McBeal” alum to appear in a number of episodes in Season 3, as she did in the recently concluded Season 2 of the Melissa Benoist-led series.
Flockhart was a series regular in Season 1. But after the show’s production was moved from Los Angeles to Vancouver, the Golden Globe-winning actress and Warner Bros. TV reached an agreement that she would only return for Season 2 as a recurring guest star.
Keeping Flockhart onboard with the new filming location had been an issue because the actress was not willing to move with her family to Vancouver. Although she was not obligated to continue, Flockhart decided not to leave the show completely.
Flockhart reprised her role as Cat in the first two and the last two episodes of Season 2. At the end of the show’s sophomore run, Cat returned to National City and released a broadcast, telling the city’s residents to fight back during the Daxamite invasion. Cat also offered Kara (Benoist) a heart-to-heart talk which prompted the journalist to team up with her adversaries Lillian Luthor (Brenda Strong) and Hank Henshaw (David Harewood) in getting rid of Rhea (Teri Hatcher) and her army of Daxamites. At the end of the finale, it was revealed that Cat knew that Kara was Supergirl all along.
In an interview with Comicbook.com, Benoist said that the high point of the finale was none other than Cat. “I missed her so much! Having her back felt really good,” Benoist said of the former series regular. “She elevates the show in a way no one else can.”
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“Supergirl” Season 3 premieres in the fall on The CW.