CW’s Supergirl will feature a transgender super hero

Nicole Maines will play Nia Nal.

July 22, 2018
CW’s <i>Supergirl</i> will feature a transgender super hero Nicole Maines at Comic-Con on July 21, 2018. Mike Coppola/Getty Images  

CW's Supergirl, starring Melissa Benoist, will feature a transgender superhero for the show's fourth season. Nicole Maines, herself a trans activist and actress, will star as Nia Nal / Dreamer. Entertainment Weekly reported that her role will be the first-ever transgender superhero on television. The news was revealed during Comic-Con and Maines shared that she wished there had been a trans superhero on television when she was a child.

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"It’s such an important issue right now in our society and in the world," said Maines during the Supergirl panel at Comic-Con. "And so it seems only fitting that we have a trans superhero for trans kids to look up to."

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