Supergirl star Azie Tesfai is breaking new ground in the Arrowverse.

EW has confirmed that Tesfai, who plays Kelly Olsen, co-wrote the 12th episode of the superhero drama's sixth and final season with supervising producer J. Holtham. While many of the Arrowverse's actors have directed episodes, including Tesfai's costars Melissa Benoist and David Harewood, this is the first time an actor has ever written a script for one of the shows.

"I am so grateful to write for Supergirl's final season," Tesfai said in a statement obtained by EW. "It's been such an honor to play Kelly Olsen, a BIPOC and queer character in the DC universe. Working in our amazing writers room and co-writing an episode has been an immensely educational and empowering experience. Writing is such a passion for me and I'm excited to continue on this creative journey."

If that wasn't exciting enough, the episode will be directed by Arrow's David Ramsey, who will direct four other episodes across the CW's shared superhero universe. Ramsey will also reprise the role of John Diggle on Superman & Lois, Supergirl, The Flash, and Batwoman, and play a mysterious role on DC's Legends of Tomorrow.

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Tesfai joined Supergirl in season 4 as James Olsen's sister, an ex-military psychologist who eventually started a romantic relationship with Supergirl's sister Alex (Chyler Leigh). Her other screen credits include Jane the Virgin, Silicon Valley, and NCIS.

Supergirl is currently in production and is slated to return later this year. Deadline first reported the news about Tesfai.

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