One thing that was noticeably missing from season two of Supergirl was her mentor at CatCo, Cat Grant. It’s mostly due to the reason that production was from CBS’ cozy Los Angeles location in season one, to the CW’s Vancouver production location, and actress Calista Flockhart either did not want to move, or didn’t want to have one hell of a commute to work, so her character Cat Grant was written to take a “leave of absence” from the show. She did return toward the end of the second season as the Daximite invasion was going on, and she also clearly knew Kara was Supergirl (why doesn’t everybody, it’s just glasses), so there’s a lot more for Cat Grant to do. So, would she be on the show for the third season?
The new TV season is officially underway, but most of the superhero action is still a couple of weeks off, and more than a month away in the specific case of Supergirl. The new DC Comics inspired drama will debut at the end of October on CBS, but in the interest of striking while the iron is hot, the network has launched a new trailer with “never before seen” footage from the series. Although fans have been suspicious since the first trailer debuted earlier this year, it’s hard not to anticipate Supergirl being one of the biggest shows of the fall. So does this new footage make the case that Supergirl will fly high ratings-wise? (more…)
Nerds, geeks, super-fans – whatever you’d like to call us, one thing is for sure: there’s going to be a lot of cool stuff for genre fans to check out on TV this Fall. Information on most of the new (and returning) projects has been moderately available, and it’s always nice when the studios themselves offer up direct access for the fans. In advance of the new Supergirl TV series coming to prime-time on CBS this Fall, the network has released a 3-minute behind-the-scenes featurette designed to give fans some advance info on the new caped crusader in town.
Just last week we got our first look at Melissa Benoist all super-hero-ed up in the new Supergirl costume. This time around we take a look at Benoist in Supergirl’s alter ego Kara Danvers. That’s right, Kara Danvers is an alter ego. Remember what Bill said about her better known cousin in Kill Bil 2:
Superman didn’t become Superman. Superman was born Superman. When Superman wakes up in the morning, he’s Superman. His alter ego is Clark Kent. His outfit with the big red “S”, that’s the blanket he was wrapped in as a baby when the Kents found him. Those are his clothes. What Kent wears – the glasses, the business suit – that’s the costume.
In what one might hope would be an indication that the new Supergirl series will have musical numbers in the bathroom, the power that be behind the project, Greg Berlanti, has cast Claista Flockhart (Ally McBeal, Brothers & Sisters) in a strong supporting role. What might that role be? (more…)