s_s1_009Oh my goodness this is exciting news! I’ve been a HUGE fan of Dichen Lachman since her days on Dollhouse. She was INCREDIBLE in that series and now she’s heading to Supergirl as Roulette!

ComicBook.com has confirmed with Warner Brothers & The CW that Dichen Lachman will be coming to National City in the role of Roulette, a supervillain who operates a metahuman fight club.

“Based on the classic DC Comics character, Roulette runs an underground alien fight club in National City and she is eager to get Supergirl in the ring,” says Lachman’s official character description from the network.

Created in 2001 by Geoff Johns and Rags Morales, Roulette is primarily known as a villain to the Justice Society of America, who will be appearing on DC’s Legends of Tomorrow on The CW but not, as far as we know, on Supergirl this season.

Veronica Sinclair runs a gambling establishment for super-villains where they can bet on events such as captive superhero death-matches. She generally manages to make superheroes work for her by using chips that essentially hypnotize or program them into compliance. The controls are apparently auditory in nature, as they failed to control a number of former Justice League International members after Fire — whose native tongue is Portugese — was not taken under by them and managed to de-program the rest of the team.

She is eager to get Supergirl in the ring. She will appear in one episode, this season’s fourth.

Besides Lachman’s Roulette, Supergirl‘s second season will bring in:

  • Tyler Hoechlin as Superman,
  • Sharon Leal as Miss Martian,
  • Chris Wood as Mon-El,
  • Ian Gomez as Snapper Carr, and
  • Floriana Lima as Maggie Sawyer.
  • Wonder Woman star Lynda Carter will star as the as-yet-unnamed President of the United States.