Supergirl to Feature TV’s First Transgender Superhero

Nicole Maines said: “It seems only fitting that we have a trans superhero for trans kids to look up to…”

(NME) 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, Maines said: “It seems only fitting that we have a trans superhero for trans kids to look up to.”

Maines told  Variety: “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…”