Entertainment Tonight reports Italia Ricci is joining Supergirl in a villainous new role. That’s right, sweet April Carver is becoming even more of a badass. Ricci is taking on the major recurring part of Siobhan Smythe, the latest hire by Cat Grant at CatCo. In addition to being a work nemesis for Kara, Siobhan soon turns into DC villain Silver Banshee. She’ll first appear in Episode 14.
How exciting is that? Executive producer Andrew Kreisberg agrees with me as he told ET 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.”
For those who aren’t familiar with Silver Banshee, per ET, she has “superhuman strength, speed, endurance, agility, an impressive ability to resist attacks and a gift for languages.” If that isn’t enough, she also possesses sonic-based abilities used to weaken her victims.
If anyone can make Supergirl better, it’s Ricci. Even though it’s not a Chasing Life renewal, I’ll take what I can get when it comes to Ricci returning to television. Ever since starring as cancer survivor April Carver, Ricci’s proved she belongs on the small and/or big screen. Her talent is something to be admired and there’s no doubt she’ll be able to pull off Silver Banshee perfectly. Don’t get me wrong, it’s going to be a bit strange seeing her as a villain, but I cannot wait to see her evil side.
Plus, as much as I enjoy the weekly Supergirl villains, it’ll be nice to see a recurring one in addition to Kara’s aunt, Astra Zor-El. Not to mention, the more female empowerment on the show, the better. Also, who else is ready to see scenes with Ricci and Calista Flockhart? Here’s hoping they have some amazing banter, because that will surely please fans.
Who else is even more pumped to watch Supergirl, thanks to Ricci?
Supergirl airs Mondays at 8/7c on CBS.