While Azie Tesfai will not make her debut on Supergirl until this Sunday’s episode, the series already has long term plans for the character.
According to TVLine, Tesfai has been promoted to a series regular for the fifth season next fall. First announced back in October as a guest star, the actor will play James Olsen’s (Mehcad Brooks) sister Kelly. Described at the time as “an intelligent woman with a large heart who joined the military in order to pay for medical school,” we will meet her toward the end of her training to become a psychiatrist. Additionally, she may strike up a romance with Alex Danvers (Chyler Leigh), who has been single so long that her dating life has been more often the topic of jokes than a storyline.
This Sunday’s episode will also see the debut of Jon Cryer as Lex Luthor, who claims ill-health and implores Lena (Katie McGrath) for her help. But knowing Lex, this is probably just a dodge to get at her superpower serum.
Supergirl airs Sundays on The CW.