Supergirl To Feature TV’s First Transgender Superhero

Supergirl To Feature TV’s First Transgender Superhero
Tuáthla Lucey
Tuáthla Lucey

23 Jul 2018

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.”

“Having trans people play trans roles show that we are valid in our identities and we exist.”

The show resumes in October on Sky 1.