Nicole Maines to be television's first transgender superhero

Last Updated: Sun, Jul 22, 2018 19:44 hrs

[USA] July 22 (ANI): American actress Nicole Maines is set to make history on the fourth season of 'Supergirl' by becoming the first ever transgender superhero on television.

"I haven't really wrapped my head around it," Maines told TV exec editor Debra Birnbaum at Variety's Comic-Con Studio.

"It feels fitting to say with great power, comes great responsibility," she added.

Nicole also made a guest appearance, as a transgender teen, in an episode of the USA Network TV drama Royal Pains.

Maines was the pseudonymous plaintiff of Doe v. Clenchy, brought before the Maine Supreme Judicial Court in June 2013, which set a precedent for allowing transgender people to use the bathroom of their choice.

At San Diego Comic-Con 2018, it was announced that Maines would join the main cast of The CW series Supergirl as the first transgender superhero.

The fourth season of 'Supergirl' will be aired on October 14 this year. (ANI)

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