Now that Supergirl season 2 is only a few weeks away from debuting on The CW, the series co-created by Greg Berlanti is closer than ever to officially joining the same universe as fellow DC Comics series Arrow, The Flash, and Legends of Tomorrow. It was revealed earlier this year that Supergirl exists within the multiverse – set on a different Earth than the rest of The CW’s DC lineup – but Kara Danvers (Melissa Benoist) will crossover with heroes from all three shows later this year. However, perhaps more eagerly anticipated than the upcoming crossover events is the introduction of Clark Kent aka Superman (Tyler Hoechlin) on Supergirl.
The Man of Steel will make his debut in the season 2 premiere, titled ‘The Adventures of Supergirl’, and appear in the second episode as well – though the hero’s future on the series remains to be seen. As has been teased by the first trailer for Supergirl’s second season, as well as a sneak preview clip from the episode released earlier today, the Girl of Steel will team up with her superpowered cousin to face an antagonist together. A new trailer for Supergirl further teases this team up in addition to showcasing how Kara’s friends and family will react to Clark/Superman’s arrival.
The CW released a new trailer on the official Twitter account for Supergirl, which previews the aftermath of the Venture aircraft crash landing as well as a new scene of Kara and Clark fighting what appear to be drones above the city. Additionally, the trailer teases Cat Grant (Calista Flockhart) welcoming Clark into the CatCo offices, Kara’s adoptive sister Alex (Chyler Leigh) teasing Supergirl about her cousin’s attractiveness, and Winn Schott (Jeremy Jordan) excitedly asking Superman how he shaves. The new season 2 trailer also features a reference to Batman’s home city of Gotham – though likely not Gotham.
Based on this new trailer – which continues the trend from the sneak peek clip of including obvious nods to the comic books – the Supergirl season 2 premiere will not only include one of DC Comics’ most iconic superheroes, it will act as a kind of love letter to show’s source material. While that will certainly provide plenty of fan enjoyment, along the lines of the Supergirl crossover with The Flash in the show’s first season, it remains to be seen whether the story and development will improve over the course of season 2.
Certainly, Supergirl earned a dedicated following in its freshman season on CBS, but the ratings declined after the series premiere’s record breaking numbers. Additionally, Supergirl drew criticism for its thinly developed villains – including Silver Banshee, who appeared in the Supergirl/Flash crossover episode – as well as the poor pacing in the back half of season 1. That said, the show remained consistently strong in developing the platonic relationships between Supergirl, Alex, and Martian Manhunter as well as Kara and Cat. If season 2 ups its fun “comic book-y” feel and makes strides to improve where the show was weak, Supergirl could prove to rival – or surpass – other beloved comic book series.
The Flash season 3 will premiere Tuesday, October 4th at 8pm on The CW, Arrow season 5 will premiere in the same time slot on Wednesday, October 5th, Supergirl season 2 on Monday, October 10th, and Legends of Tomorrow season 2 on Thursday, October 13th.
Source: The CW