Nicole Maines is to become the first-ever transgender superhero in TV series Supergirl.
Maines, who is an activist and is transgender herself, has been cast as Nia Nal/Dreamer in the series and will be introduced in the fourth series. The series is based on the DC Comics character.
Speaking at Comic-Con in San Diego, She said:
“It seems only fitting that we have a trans superhero for trans kids to look up to.”
When speaking to Variety Maines said;
“I want fans to take away an understanding of trans people. We can be anybody, we can be who we want, we can be superheroes – because in many ways we are.”
She added: “We’ve had trans representation in television for a while but it hasn’t been the right representation.”
The show resumes in October on Sky 1.