Faran Tahir (“Iron Man,” “Star Trek”) has signed on to play a character known as ‘The Commander’ in CBS’ upcoming “Supergirl” TV series.
The character, who does NOT appear in DC Comics, is described as an alien who is also “a military expert leading the forces aligned against Supergirl.”
This has quickly led to speculation that ‘The Commander’ is just a holding name to mask the identity of a more established comic book character who will be revealed at a later date. That has not been confirmed though.
Production began this week on the show’s pilot episode with Melissa Benoist starring as the titular Kryptonian hero. Greg Berlanti and Ali Adler wrote the pilot script and Glen Winter is directing.
Source: Comic Book