Supergirl season 5 is happening! Here are all the details we have so far.
National City’s Girl of Steel will return for Supergirl season 5, undoubtedly facing off against a new alien menace seeking to conquer the planet. The news was confirmed by The CW earlier this year.
One of the biggest narratives going into this season is that Supergirl will have a new costume. Find out more about that here!
Season 5 began production in Vancouver in June, and Melissa Benoist herself took to Instagram to share the news.
Here’s everything else we know about Supergirl Season 5 so far…
Supergirl Season 5 Release Date
Supergirl season 5 will premiere on Oct. 6, in a new timeslot: Supergirl will share Sundays with Batwoman, which will air at 8 pm, moving Kara and friends to the 9 pm hour.
Supergirl Season 5 Cast
Most recently, news broke (via Variety) that Jennifer Cheon Garcia has been cast as Midnight for the Supergirl Season 5 premiere. “Described as the physical manifestation of darkness,” Variety reports, “Midnight is a murderous villain released from an otherwordly prison to enact revenge against the person who put her there.” Yikes!
In other news, Jon Cryer will return as Lex Luthor, as revealed at SDCC 2019! “The character I played died, which is really sad, because I don’t know if you know anything about comics, but if a character is dead, they’re dead,” Cryer said during the Supergirl panel. We don’t know how Luthor will return just yet, but we’ll keep you updated!
Julie Gonzalo (Veronica Mars) has joined the cast as Andrea Rojas, also known as the hero Acrata, a character first introduced to Superman comics in 2000. She is described as “a polished businesswoman and heir to a Central American tech empire [who is] now making a hostile advance into the world of media. Unapologetic and unafraid to make waves, she also holds a mystical secret.” Rojas will become the head of CatCo this season.
Staz Nair (Game of Thrones) has been cast as William Dey, “a hardened reporter” who’s “a cynic and a sellout who looks down on Kara’s earnest idealism. Dey’s not interested in making friends, he just wants to get the story — but his ties to the criminal underworld could prove problematic.”
Meghan Rath (Being Human) is set to play a female Brainiac 5.
Jeremy Jordan’s Winn Schott is also returning! The news, arriving via ET and confirmed by Jordan himself, reveals that he is set to reprise the role of Winn in three episodes, which will air in the second half of the season (thus, sometime in 2020).
Unfortunately, another series regular is leaving the show: Mehcad Brooks, Supergirl‘s Jimmy Olsen, will exit in the first half of the season, according to EW.
This news comes a few days after Andrea Brooks’s promotion from recurring player to series regular for her role as Eve Teschmacher, which was revealed via TV Line.
Melissa Benoist will be back as Kara Danvers/Supergirl, of course, along with series regulars Chyler Leigh as Alex Danvers, David Harewood as J’onn J’onzz, and Katie McGrath as Lena Luthor. Jesse Rath as Brainy, April Parker Jones as Colonel Haley, and Nicole Maines as Nia are also back, with Azie Tesfai as Kelly Olsen becoming a series regular in Season 5.
Supergirl Season 5 Trailer
The Supergirl season 5 trailer arrived at SDCC 2019! Watch it below:
We chatted with Melissa Benoist and executive producer Jessica Queller at SDCC about what we can expect from the Kara/Lena relationship moving forward. Here’s what they told us!
Supergirl Season 5 Story
What Supergirl season 5 will have in store for its heroes is anybody’s guess at the moment, but we do know that, at the very least, the show will feature some sort of lead up to and deal with the aftershocks of this year’s Crisis on Infinite Earths crossover event, which promises to shake the Arrowverse to its very core.
Supergirl has a very famous history with DC’s very first Crisis. After all, she did die in the pages of that game-changing crossover comic. Might Kara suffer the same fate on TV? We know The CW might not be able to help itself when it comes to reproducing that iconic image from Crisis on Infinite Earths of Superman cradling a dead Supergirl in his arms…
Supergirl Season 5 Villain
Supergirl seems poised to face off against the powerful, secret organization known as Leviathan in Season 5. In the Season 4 finale, they were revealed to be controlling Lex Luthor. Furthermore, Eve Teschmacher (Andrea Brooks) was approached by an old lady who told her: “Leviathan is everywhere. Leviathan is everyone. And Leviathan is coming.”
We chatted with executive producers Jessica Queller and Robert Rovner at Comic-Con about what we can expect from the Leviathan storyline. Find out more about that here.
We’ll keep you updated as we hear more about Supergirl Season 5. In the meantime, check out our primer on what exactly Crisis on Infinite Earths means for the Arrowverse!
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