Supergirl will soon find herself tangled in some rather complicated politics.

The CBS drama has cast Unforgettable's Tawny Cypress as Miranda Crane, a senator who is very vocal about her anti-alien position to help gain votes, TVLine reports.

Her beliefs get challenged when a visit to National City is disrupted by an attack by of all things - an alien - forcing her to turn to accept a helping hand from our friendly neighborhood extraterrestrial, Supergirl.

Cypress has also appeared on House of Cards, Elementary and The Good Wife.

Supergirl airs Mondays at 8/7 on CBS.

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