Since it was rumored to be in development from Greg Berlanti – who also helped create Arrow, The Flash, and Legends of Tomorrow for The CW – many thought Supergirl would eventually land at the network alongside her fellow DC Comics television heroes. However, the show, co-created by Berlanti and Ali Adler, wound up on CBS where it premiered to record high ratings for the Fall 2015 seasons and largely positive critical and fan response. But, as ratings steadily declined over the course of its first season, it became unclear whether CBS would renew the Kara Danvers (Melissa Benoist) solo outing.
Right before the television upfronts presentations, it was announced that Supergirl would be heading to The CW – a network co-owned by CBS and Warner Bros. Television – for its second season. It remains unclear just how much the change in networks will affect Supergirl, but The CW is aiming to get its own viewers caught up before the show’s sophomore outing premieres in October. Now, a new poster and trailer urge fans to watch all of season 1 before the season 2 premiere.
The CW released a new trailer for Supergirl season 1 (above) informing fans of the network’s decision to air two back-to-back episodes every Monday night starting on August 1 and continuing until the Girl of Steel’s October 10 season 2 premiere date. Additionally, SpoilerTV released a poster for The CW’s re-airing of Supergirl season 1, take a look:
In terms of new faces, the most noteworthy addition to Supergirl season 2 is that of Kara’s superpowered cousin Clark Kent a.k.a. Superman to be played by Tyler Hoechlin (Teen Wolf). Additionally joining the cast are Lynda Carter as the United States President, Ian Gomez as Kara’s new boss Spencer Carr, and yet to be cast roles including Lex Luthor’s sister Lena among others. However, as for returning characters, it remains to be seen how much CatCo founder Cat Grant, played by Calista Flockhart, will be involved in the show in season 2.
Of course, Supergirl was a hit among many viewers, but may find a better platform for its younger-skewing audience on The CW than on the more traditional (and older-skewing) CBS. Certainly, the ability to crossover with Arrow, The Flash, and Legends of Tomorrow – especially considering the positive response to Barry Allen (Grant Gustin) paying a visit to Kara’s National City in Supergirl season 1 was so well-received – will help to boost Supergirl in season 2.
That being said, though, Supergirl season 1 did have its faults. Between rushed pacing, especially toward the end of the season, and too-thin villains, Supergirl season 1 wasn’t necessarily perfect. But, the show’s move to The CW will help it work more cohesively with its fellow DC Comics series, and the show will likely get a slightly longer episode order than the 20 episodes of its CBS season 1. So, fans may be hoping Supergirl’s move to The CW is exactly what the show needs for its second season in order to improve upon what worked in its freshman outing – which it undoubtedly will if there are more cameos of The Flash bringing Supergirl ice cream.
The Flash season 3 will premiere Tuesday October 4th at 8pm on The CW, Arrow season 5 will premiere in the same timeslot on Wednesday October 5th, Supergirl season 2 on Monday October 10th, and Legends of Tomorrow season 2 on Thursday October 13th.
Source: The CW, SpoilerTV