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Supergirl Has Found Its Maggie Sawyer

Image credit: Mike Windle / Getty Images.
Image credit: Mike Windle / Getty Images.

Recent rumblings surrounding the arrival of a few DC comics characters making their way to Supergirl season two teased that the show could be introducing its own take on Maggie Sawyer, a police officer who was the one-time fiancé of Batwoman. But good news! Those rumors were true, and Maggs is heading to National City.

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The Hollywood Reporter has revealed that Floriana Lima will be playing the series regular role of Maggie in Supergirl’s sophomore season, where she’ll be a detective that’s part of National City’s new task force on crimes involving metahumans and aliens.

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In the comics, Maggie initially appeared in 1987 in the pages of Superman as a member of Metropolis’ police force. She would later come out as lesbian, making her one of the first openly gay characters in mainstream comics, before moving to Gotham City and becoming romantically involved with Kate Kane, better known to fans as Batwoman. The two were supposed to marry, but DC controversially banned the couple from tying the knot—leading to not just the creative team behind Batwoman and Maggie’s comics to quit the company, but for the relationship to eventually dissolve altogether.

Hopefully Maggie will get a better deal when she moves to National City when Supergirl returns later this year.

James is a News Editor at io9. He wants pictures. Pictures of Spider-Man!

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I hope she goes for the short blond hair look. Also if we probably aren’t going to get Kate, she is at least with Toby Raines. Maybe Toby could work at Catco!

*dreams of day Batwoman shows up on TV*