Supergirl: Former WWE Diva Eve Torres Cast As Maxima


CBS has released the official synopsis for the 19th episode of its hit show Supergirl which is set to air on April 11. The synopsis has revealed that Eve Torres, former WWE Diva Champion, will play Maxima.

"“Myriad” – Kara must find a way to free her friends when Non (Chris Vance) and Indigo (Laura Vandervoort) use mind control to turn National City’s citizens into their own army, on SUPERGIRL, Monday, April 11 (8:00-9:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network. RECURRING CAST: Laura Benanti (Alura/Astra), Jenna Dewan-Tatum (Lucy Lane), Chris Vance (Non), Peter Facinelli (Maxwell Lord), Laura Vandervoort (Indigo), Briana Venskus (Agent Vasquez), Glenn Morshower (General Sam Lane) and Dr. Eliza Danvers (Helen Slater) GUEST CAST: Eve Torres Gracie (Maxima)"

Having Torres cast in the role, audiences will be assured that the episode will be filled with the type of action that only a wrestling professional can bring.  Torres is also no stranger to acting. She has already appeared on the television show Matador and the movie The Scorpion King 4: Quest for Power, which should quell some concerns about her acting ability.

The character of Maxima is best known as a member of a royal family from the planet Almerac. Her main goal is to find a suitable mate from within the ranks of Earth’s super-powered population. In the comics, she has been romantically involved with Superman. With Superman shown to be existing in same universe as Supergirl, it will be interesting to see if the Man of Steel will be Maxima’s intended mate.

CBS’s Supergirl airs on Mondays at 8/7c.