Supergirl is entering its third season, second on The CW, and it is posed for another great season. The second season was top-notch with great stories and guest stars who delighted fans of previous hero series including Lynda Carter, Kevin Sorbo, and Teri Hatcher. As a fan of the Supergirl series, I was extremely happy to have the pleasure of meeting the cast during San Diego Comic Con for roundtable interviews.
In attendance were:
Melissa Benoist (Kara Danvers / Supergirl)
Mechad Brooks (James Olsen / Guardian)
David Harewood (J’onn J’onzz / Martian Manhunter)
Jeremy Jordan (Winn Scott)
Katie McGrath (Lena Luther)
Chris Wood (Mon-El)
Odette Annable (Reign)
Robert Rovner (Executive Producer)
Jessica Queller (Executive Producer)
Melissa Benoist felt that there is a good natural progression in the series. Her character has changed since her losing her homeworld and now being in a position to protect Earth. Benoist finds it interesting to play Kara and Supergirl, along with the balance of portraying two entirely different personalities.
David Harewood hinted that Episode 3 of Season 3 will have a major development for J’onn Jonzz involving a guest actor. This development will affect J’onn, how he sees himself, and his place in the series.
Jeremy Jordan said that Winn will continue being the voice of reason and keeping everyone at the DEO in good spirits. He also described for us a scene that was cut from the second season premiere where Cat fired Winn for not showing up at work – this would help explain how he ended up working for the DEO full-time. Jordan also mentioned that there will be some exploration deeper into the character of Winn. In similar fashion, Mechad Brooks said that he would get to delve deeper into James Olsen in Season 3. He is also quite interested to see how Superman handles James being Guardian. Brooks mentioned that in Season 3 there is a threat to his role as head of Catco from an unlikely source.
This season will feature a new ‘big bad’ with the introduction of Reign (played by Odette Annable), who was teased during the finale. Reign was bio-engineered on Kypton and is one of five ‘World Killers’. During the finale we learn that she was sent to Earth much like Clark and Kara. Annable described Reign as a different from other villains we have seen on the series, due to the fact that she is focused on a specific agenda and a plan.
Chris Wood could not disclose much about Mon-El’s return this season but he will be back at some point. Robert Rovner (Executive Producer) and Jessica Queller (Executive Producer) provided context. When we left Season 2, Kara had had to make a difficult choice to save her home world and as a result she had been forced to send the love of her life away. Season 3 will examine what it is to be human, not just for Kara but for all of the characters. NEWFLASH – Calista Flockhart will return for the premiere! (YES! And I am hoping for more of her throughout this season.)
Katie McGrath’s Lena Luthor provided an interesting and complex relationship for Kara. Personally, I am very happy that she is now a regular for the third season. McGrath disclosed that she does not want Lena to figure out that Kara is Supergirl, as it will jeopardize the relationship between them.
Looking ahead to season three. there a few casting additions which will make this season a must-watch. Joining the cast are Adrian Pasdar, Carl Lumbly, Yael Grobglas, and Emma Tremblay. Pasdar (Heroes, Colony, Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.) will play the charismatic capitalist Morgan Edge, a ruthless real estate developer who will stop at nothing to get what he wants (and what he feels he deserves). The DC villain’s big plans for National City instantly put him at odds with Supergirl and Lena Luthor. Lumbly (Alias, Southland, The Cure for Wellness) embodies the classic DC character M’yrnn J’onzz, the father of J’onn J’onnz, the Martian Manhunter. A pacifist religious leader on Mars, M’yrn pushes his son in unexpected ways. Interesting fact – Lumbly voiced the Martian Manhunter on the Justice League animated series. Grobglas (Jane the Virgin, Reign) portrays DC character Psi, a psychic villain who uses people’s own minds against them. Psi’s agenda puts her on Supergirl’s radar, and their meeting will affect the Girl of Steel in surprising ways. Tremblay (Elysium, The Judge, The Giver, Wayward Pines) plays Ruby, a smart, independently minded National City kid who’s fascinated by Supergirl and ends up in jeopardy because of it.
Mondays will certainly be epic with the return of Supergirl. The series airs on the CW at 8pm Eastern / 7pm Central.
Here is the sizzle reel for Season 3.
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