Carter, of Irish-Mexican heritage, will play the president of the United States and recur on the sophomore season of the CBS-turned-The CW drama. She'll first appear in episode three of season two, and will appear in multiple episodes.
Producers Greg Berlanti and Andrew Kreisberg told reporters last season that scoring Carter to play the president in season two was their dream casting for the part. The duo noted that they first envisioned Carter's president for a role in season one, though her schedule did not work out. "We're going to do it, we'll just do it next year," Kreisberg said.
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