5 Things You Need to Know About "Supergirl" Season 2

by IMDb-Contributing-Writers | last updated - 3 months ago

She may have left her initial home network at CBS, but Supergirl’s still flying high as she soars over to The CW, home of the rest of the televised stable of DC Comics heroes, including “The Flash,” “Arrow” and “Legends of Tomorrow,” for her second season. – Scott Huver

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Tyler Hoechlin and Melissa Benoist in Supergirl (2015)

When Supergirl moves to her new home on the CW, she’ll be joined for the first time by her famed Kryptonian cousin Superman. Andrew Kreisberg and Greg Berlanti told IMDb about their plans for Season 2, including a role for the actress who embodied TV’s first iconic superheroine and the first-ever crossover storyline between all four of DCU-set series.

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Tyler Hoechlin and Melissa Benoist in Supergirl (2015)

Supergirl has a Jan Brady Complex About Superman

"Part of the fun of the episode is that we sort of embrace the idea that he’s the more popular figure," says Kresiberg. "It’s a bit of fun with her having to deal with it, just as if any one of us had a very famous cousin who was a movie star or football player, and how you’re used to just seeing your family member when everyone else treats them with a level of reverence that you think is a little bit over the top."

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Tyler Hoechlin in Supergirl (2015)

The Man of Steel's Visit is Brief... For Now

Superman is currently only slated to appear in the first two episodes of the season, but that could change. "It will depend on the audience’s reaction," says Kresiberg. "We’ll have to see. Right now, we’re just focused on making those two episodes as amazing as we can so that hopefully there is interest."

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Melissa Benoist and Grant Gustin in Supergirl (2015)

A Quadruple Crossover Storyline Will Start on "Supergirl"

All four of the DCU series on the CW will converge in an epic crossover storyline. "A piece of the story will start in 'Supergirl,' reveals Berlanti. "There will be connected issues to 'Supergirl,' but if you were watching as a beginning, middle and end, I think just production-wise the way that we've imagined it, the storyline starts in the first period of "The Flash." It will be helpful if you watch 'Supergirl' the night before."

For the first time, all the series’ heroes will be battling the same enemy. "It will be one unified threat," says Berlanti. "We haven't done global threat yet on the show so that's new."

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Calista Flockhart and Melissa Benoist in Supergirl (2015)

"Supergirl" Will Still Take Place in its Own Universe

Though Supergirl will interact with characters from other shows, like she did in last season's crossover with "The Flash," "Supergirl" will continue to exist in a different universe. "We have a means of how we're going to deal with her entering the crossovers," says Berlanti. "She'll be coming to our Universe Prime that we all share, but connecting those two is not something that we've talked about."

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Lynda Carter

Lynda Carter Will Play the Mayor of National City

Lynda Carter, who played Wonder Woman in the 1970s TV series, will guest star as the National City mayor. "There's some fun twists with the character too that I think people will be really excited by," says Berlanti, "It pertains to [Carter] for sure.”

"We actually wanted to have the president in the Season 1 finale," says Kreisberg. "We unfortunately couldn’t work out Lynda’s dates, so we wrote her out because we really wanted Lynda Carter to play the president. So we just decided we would wait a little bit, and we’re so glad it worked out. We’re so excited to have her on. We have a long tradition of having people like Dean Cain and John Wesley Shipp, people who have formerly portrayed superheroes on the shows, and we’re glad to continue that tradition.”