Transgender actor and activist, Nicole Maines, is set to play the first transgender superhero. The announcement was made at Comic Con this weekend in San Diego where Maines said that she is “thrilled” to play Nai Nal on TV’s Supergirl,
“It seems only fitting that we have a trans superhero for trans kids to look up to,” she added.
Maines will appear in the show’s fourth season.
“We’ve had trans representation on television for a while but it hasn’t been the right representation,” says Nicole Maines, who will play TV’s first trans superhero on #Supergirl https://t.co/xsvh5qAJZ3 pic.twitter.com/P9BVkbUY96
— Variety (@Variety) July 22, 2018