Supergirl is one of the latest DC Comics-based series from producer Greg Berlanti, who also developed Arrow, The Flash, and Legends of Tomorrow for The CW. Along with co-creator Ali Adler, Berlanti brought the Girl of Steel to life on CBS, with the series premiere drawing 14 million viewers and earning record high ratings for the Fall 2015 season. CBS granted Supergirl a full season order of 20 episodes shortly after.
Now, the first season of Supergirl is wrapping up, with Kara Danvers (Melissa Benoist) preparing to battle Non (Chris Vance), who began setting his plan to destroy the human race into action in ‘Worlds Finest’. New images and the synopsis for the finale offer more hints about what fans should expect from the conclusion to Supergirl season 1.
CBS released a gallery of images from the Supergirl season 1 finale, titled ‘Better Angels’, that depict Kara along with her various allies and enemies: Alex Danvers (Chyler Leigh), Hank Henshaw/J’onn J’onzz a.k.a. Martian Manhunter (David Harewood), James Olsen (Mehcad Brooks), Winn Schott (Jeremy Jordan), Maxwell Lord (Peter Facinelli), and Eliza Danvers (Helen Slater). Also set to appear in the episode are Cat Grant (Calista Flockhart) and Indigo (Laura Vandervoort). Take a look at the synopsis and images:
“Supergirl is forced to do battle with an unexpected foe and must risk everything – including her life – to prevent Non and Indigo from destroying every person on the planet.”
Since its series premiere, the ratings for Supergirl have declined over the course of its first season, though the show received a spike thanks to the recent crossover with The CW’s The Flash. As a result, many have begun to speculate whether CBS will renew Supergirl. Early reports indicated the network was planning to grant Supergirl a second season, though it isn’t among the list of series already officially renewed by CBS.
Adding to hope of a second season renewal, the show’s executive producers have already teased some of their plans for season 2, including bringing in former Wonder Woman actress Linda Carter for a guest role. Plus, Berlanti has stated he “would love” to feature another crossover between Supergirl and The Flash, but with the roles reversed and Kara traveling to Barry Allen’s (Grant Gustin) Central City.
Certainly, Supergirl season 1 has had its false steps as it has moved into its final run of episodes, perhaps speeding up the pace of the season too much to account for the 20-episode order (comparatively, seasons of Arrow and The Flash are typically 23 episodes). But, with the focus shifting fully to Kara’s battle with Non in the final two episodes of season 1, Supergirl may be able to provide fans with a satisfactory conclusion to its first season. That, along with the ratings potential of future crossovers, may lead CBS to grant Supergirl a second season.
Supergirl returns with “Myraid” on Monday, April 14th at 8pm on CBS.
Source: CBS [via Coming Soon]