Supergirl to introduce first live-action transgender superhero

Supergirl hasn’t been shy when it comes to tackling social issues. The CW program has had storylines dealing with immigration and tolerance for the past few seasons.

Now the show will tackle another hot topic issue, transgenders. The show will introduce a new superhero, code-named Dreamer, in its 4th season.

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Nicole Maines, a transgender activist and actress, will play the character. The character alias is Nia Nal, a young reporter working with Kara (Supergirl).

“Supergirl” season 4 will be back on the CW in October.