After debuting and airing its entire freshman season on CBS, Supergirl is gearing up to take flight on The CW for season 2 – joining fellow DC Comics-inspired television series Arrow, The Flash, and Legends of Tomorrow. In addition to making the leap to the network, Supergirl will also take part in two upcoming crossovers that we know of so far: one with the show’s three fellow DC hero-led series, and one musical crossover with The Flash. That said, there’s plenty for fans to be excited about in terms of the upcoming Supergirl season aside from crossover potential, most notably the official arrival of Superman – played by Teen Wolf’s Tyler Hoechlin.
Although Hoechlin’s Clark Kent is currently only slated to appear in the first two episodes of season 2, the Man of Steel’s appearance is already highly anticipated due to the legacy of the iconic DC superhero. As such, set photos from the episodes have already offered fans a peek at Hoechlin both in costume as Superman and dressed as the hero’s alter-ego, Clark Kent. The CW also unveiled an official look at Superman suited up alongside his cousin Supergirl. Still, a new promo for Supergirl season 2 focuses on Kara Danvers’ (Melissa Benoist) mighty strength while new images tease Superman and fellow newcomers as well as returning fan-favorites.
The new promo for Supergirl [above] doesn’t include any season 2 footage, but does feature Kara using her Kryptonian powers to undertake a debris-filled liftoff that leaves the imprint of The CW’s logo in the ground. Additionally, TVLine debuted new stills from Supergirl season 2 that include Kara and Superman along with returning characters Jimmy Olsen (Mehcad Brooks), Winn Schott (Jeremy Jordan), Alex Danvers (Chyler Leigh), Hank Henshaw/J’onn J’onzz (David Harewood), and Cat Grant (Calista Flockhart). The images also introduce new character Lena Luthor, played by Merlin’s Katie McGrath. Take a look:
In addition to Superman and Lena Luthor joining the cast of Supergirl in season 2, the show is also set to introduce a bevy of other characters including Daxamite arrival Mon-El (Chris Wood), Kara’s new boss Snapper Carr (Ian Gomez), and National City Police detective Maggie Sawyer (Floriana Lima). Plus, Supergirl will also be welcoming former TV Wonder Woman Lynda Carter to the cast as U.S President Olivia Marsdin. Speaking to EW recently, executive producer Andrew Kreisberg said POTUS will sign an alien amnesty act. Kreisberg said:
“She very much believes in this cause, which is going to put her in danger, which is going to necessitate Supergirl protecting her.”
Between protecting POTUS, teaming up with Superman, tackling new responsibilities at work, and all the other complexities that come with balancing superheroics and a (relatively) normal life, Kara will have her hands full in season 2. Of course, it may seem to fans that the show could become overstuffed in its sophomore outing, but we may know more about what to expect from the season’s pacing when an official trailer premieres. Until then, it remains to be seen how exactly all these aspects of the show will come together in Supergirl season 2.
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.