Adrian Pasdar is 'killing it' as the 'maniacal' season 3 villain

By Natalie Abrams
October 06, 2017 at 07:00 PM EDT
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There’s a new DC Comics villain coming to Supergirl — and EW has an exclusive first look!

Heroes alum Adrian Pasdar will make his debut in Monday’s season premiere as charismatic capitalist Morgan Edge, a ruthless real estate developer who will stop at nothing to get what he wants (and what he feels he deserves). The DC villain’s big plans for National City instantly put him at odds with Supergirl (Melissa Benoist) and Lena Luthor (Katie McGrath).

“Adrian is killing it,” Benoist tells EW. “He’s maniacal in a Wall Street way. He’s very manipulative and whip smart and just a sharp businessman. Edge and Supergirl look at each other as playthings. Neither one is threatened by the other, but both have a mutual hatred for each other.”

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But Edge certainly has it out for Lena, who — as you can see in the clip below — definitely isn’t afraid to rattle his cage. “There’s a dynamic that Lena has with Morgan Edge and then there’s a dynamic that I have with Adrian,” McGrath says. “That man is hilarious. Basically we just bitch at each other constantly. Everyone thinks it’s funny. It’s just zingers back and forth like a tennis ball. What’s great about Morgan Edge is he’s the more atypical almost Luthor of the story. He’s come in as the big wealthy villain bad guy who doesn’t care. He is what you would expect Lena to be, but Lena is not that. She’s the righteous, for the little people. What Morgan does as a dynamic for the show and for Lena is to show how far she is from being that yet, and how much it’s going to take to get her there, because when you see them in scenes together, they’re so like cats and dogs, polar opposites and she will do anything to get in his way and he will do anything to destroy her.”

Supergirl returns Monday at 8 p.m. ET on The CW.

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