CBS announced today that Israeli actor Iddo Goldberg has signed on to play DC Comics character Red Tornado, in the highly-anticipated Supergirl TV series. It isn't known when this villainous character will debut on the series, slated to premiere Monday, October 26 at 8:30 PM ET. After the series premiere, the show will then move to its regular Monday 8 PM time slot on November 2. Take a look at the network's official description for Red Tornado.
"Designed for the army by scientist T.O. Morrow, Red Tornado is the world's most nefarious android who is capable of devastating National City. Once free from the U.S. government's grip, Red Tornado sets out on a path of destruction that only Supergirl (Melissa Benoist) will be able to stop."
We first reported on Red Tornado's presence on Supergirl last month, but the character had not been cast yet. That report also revealed that a Kryptonian villain named Non will be introduced in the first season of Supergirl. In the comics, Red Tornado was originally crafted as a villain, but he eventually became a hero that ended up joining the Justice League. His powers include the ability to manipulate wind, along with superhuman strength and speed.
CBS' description makes it clear that Red Tornado will be a villain on the show, but it remains to be seen whether or not he will eventually transition into becoming a hero. Iddo Goldberg joins a growing roster of guest stars that includes Peter Facinelli (Maxwell Lord, Chris Browning (Reactron), Jenna Dewan-Tatum (Lucy Lane/Superwoman) and Brit Morgan (Livewire). This roster will surely get bigger and bigger as the season unfolds, so stay tuned for more details.
The main cast includes Chyler Leigh as Alex Danvers, Mehcad Brooks as Jimmy Olsen, Laura Benanti as Alura Zor-El, David Harewood as Hank Henshaw and Jeremy Jordan as Winn Schott. Dean Cain and Helen Slater are also starring as Kara Zor-El's foster parents, the Danvers. Iddo Goldberg currently stars as Isaac Walton on WGN America's Salem, and he also played Lagus on Spike TV's summer miniseries Tut.