Following its first season, Supergirl has garnered a loyal viewership that has enjoyed seeing a strong female protagonist in the live-action superhero genre. With its fun, quirky tone, the Melissa Benoist-led series looks to tell even bigger and bolder stories moving forward.
With the program’s departure from CBS (now joining The Flash, Arrow, and DC’s Legends of Tomorrow on The CW), narrative changes appear to accompany the series’ transition to a different network. One of the biggest pieces of news during the show’s offseason is the fact that Superman himself has been cast. Going even one step further, it is being reported that Supergirl could be seeing a change in venue – for at least an episode or two anyways.
With pictures being published by various Twitter accounts, it appears as though we will see Supergirl taking the fight to Metropolis in season 2. Kara’s cousin Kal-El, a.k.a. Superman, has been alluded to numerous times throughout the series’ inaugural season, but the busy superhero has yet to be shown in all of his Kryptonian glory. That is all slated to change come season 2 as Clark Kent/Superman has already been cast, with Tyler Hoechlin (Teen Wolf) putting a face to the name, but it now appears as though fans will get their first look at Supergirl‘s Metropolis as well.
While none of these pictures portray Melissa Benoist’s Supergirl in Metropolis, we do get a glance at Hoechlin’s stunt double fully dressed, cape and all. Shots of a Metropolis police car, as well as a medical response vehicle, are all fun to see, but perhaps the most telling images are the various sightings of the “Luthor Corp.” logo as seen around the set.
Kal-El’s presence in season 2 of Supergirl – in addition to the prospect of an exciting crossover episode featuring The Flash (Grant Gustin), The Green Arrow (Stephen Amell), along with The Legends of Tomorrow – promises to expand the universe, but potentially adding the big Superman baddie to the mix is a whole new narrative angle entirely. Teasing Luthor Corp. of course, does not necessarily confirm the appearance of the nefarious Lex Luthor, but it certainly does leave the door open if the writing team decides to go that direction in either season 2 or beyond.
What the future holds for the Woman of Steel is impossible to say at this point, but there is one thing we know for certain; countless surprises will be in store for fans when Supergirl returns this fall.
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.
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