Supergirl’s San Diego Comic-Con panel and Saturday had quite a few interesting reveals about The CW series’ upcoming fifth season from the first trailer for the upcoming season to surprise announcements about Lex Luthor’s return for “Crisis on Infinite Earths. The CW also revealed casting information about new characters coming to National City this fall including Meaghan Rath who will be joining Supergirl as a new Brainiac-5.
Jesse Rath, who currently plays Brainiac-5 aka. Brainy on Supergirl, happens to be the actress’ real-life brother and told the audience that it was something he had been pushing for since he was cast in his role.
“[This is] something that I’ve been pitching since I got the role,” Jesse said. “You can’t talk about Brainy without talking about his family. My real-life sister will be joining the show, Meaghan Rath. She will be playing a female Brainiac-5.”
This will be Meaghan and Jesse’s fifth production co-starring together as they’ve previously appeared in 18 to Life, Aaron Stone, Prom Wars: Love Is a Battlefield, and Being Human.