Carlos Bernard has been cast as Oscar Rodas, father of Floriana Lima's Maggie Sawyer, in the CW's Supergirl, reports TVLine. A new character not from comics, Rodas is a cop like his daughter but is "very conservative" and kicked Sawyer out of the house after learning she was a lesbian.
At the end of Supergirl's most recent season, Chyler Leigh's Alex Danvers proposed to Lima's Sawyer.
Although Lima was a series regular in Supergirl season 2, for this upcoming season she will be less frequent - with show producer Greg Berlanti alluding to outside commitments for the actor.
“Any character people love is not there as much as people want them there. [But] from my perspective, we will use her as much as we can," said Berlanti. "She’s wonderful on the show, and she’s got some real ardent fans, as she should. We wanted more of her, but she’s got other things in the hopper, other things she wants to consider.”
Supergirl's third season is scheduled to begin October 9 on the CW.