Calista Flockhart as Cat Grant
The newly released “DC Heroes Super Season” trailer suggests that President Olivia Marsdin (Lynda Carter) has appointed Cat Grant (Calista Flockhart) as her new communications director in Season 3 of “Supergirl.” The CW

It looks like Cat Grant has a new job when CW’s “Supergirl” returns this fall.

The newly released “DC Heroes Super Season” trailer suggests that Cat (Calista Flockhart) is now the new White House Press Secretary. Around the 0:33 mark of the promo clip, Cat is seen standing behind a podium in the White House press briefing room while saying, “Go ahead, fire away,” to a number of reporters.

As revealed in Season 2, episode 21, Cat and President Olivia Marsdin (Lynda Carter) are old friends from college so it wouldn’t be that surprising if the President appoints the Queen of Media as her new communications director.

During the show’s panel at the San Diego Comic Con last July, showrunners Jessica Queller and Robert Rovner revealed that Flockhart will reprise her role as Cat in the Season 3 premiere. “The way that Calista appears in the first episode is really clever,” series star Melissa Benoist teased at the time.

Flockhart was a series regular in Season 1. But after the show’s production was moved from Los Angeles to Vancouver, the Golden Globe-winning actress and Warner Bros. TV reached an agreement that she would only return for Season 2 as a recurring guest star.

Keeping Flockhart onboard with the new filming location had been an issue because the actress was not willing to move with her family to Vancouver, Canada. Although she was not obligated to continue, Flockhart decided not to leave the show completely.

Flockhart reprised her role as Cat in the first two and the last two episodes of Season 2. At the end of the show’s sophomore run, Cat returned to National City and released a broadcast, telling the city’s residents to fight back during the Daxamite invasion. Cat also offered Kara (Benoist) a heart-to-heart talk, which prompted the journalist to team up with her adversaries Lillian Luthor (Brenda Strong) and Hank Henshaw (David Harewood) in getting rid of Rhea (Teri Hatcher) and her army of Daxamites. At the end of the finale, it was revealed that Cat knew that Kara is Supergirl all along.

In an interview with last May, Benoist said that the high point of the Season 2 finale was none other than Cat. “I missed her so much! Having her back felt really good,” Benoist said of the former series regular. “She elevates the show in a way no one else can.”

Flockhart is set to recur next season.

“Supergirl” Season 3 premieres on Monday, Oct. 9 at 8 p.m. EDT on The CW.