Supergirl (TV series)

Supergirl is an American superhero television series developed by Ali Adler, Greg Berlanti and Andrew Kreisberg that originally aired on CBS and premiered on October 26, 2015. It is based on the DC Comics character Supergirl, created by Otto Binder and Al Plastino, and stars Melissa Benoist in the title role. Supergirl is a costumed superheroine who is Superman's cousin and one of the last surviving Kryptonians. The series is the third series set in the Arrowverse, sharing continuity with the other television series of the franchise.

Supergirl
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Title card for the second season
Genre
Based on
Developed by
Starring
Composer(s)
Country of originUnited States
Original language(s)English
No. of seasons5
No. of episodes103 (list of episodes)
Production
Executive producer(s)
  • Sarah Schechter
  • Ali Adler
  • Andrew Kreisberg
  • Greg Berlanti
  • Robert Rovner
  • Jessica Queller
Producer(s)
Production location(s)
Cinematography
  • Michael Barrett
  • David Stockton
  • Jeffery C. Mygatt
  • Shamus Whiting-Hewett
Editor(s)
  • Andi Armaganian
  • Barbara Gerard
  • Harry Jierjian
Camera setupSingle-camera
Running time45 minutes
Production company(s)
DistributorWarner Bros. Television Distribution
Release
Original network
Picture formatHDTV 1080i
Audio formatDolby Digital 5.1
Original releaseOctober 26, 2015 (2015-10-26) –
present (present)
Chronology
Related showsArrowverse
External links
Official website
Production website

The series was officially picked up on May 6, 2015, after receiving a series commitment in September 2014, and received a full season order on November 30, 2015. Since the second season, the series has aired on The CW. The show has received generally positive reviews from critics, who have praised the creative direction, the performances, and the themes addressed. In January 2019, the series was renewed for a fifth season, which premiered on October 6, 2019. In January 2020, The CW renewed the series for a sixth season.

Series overviewEdit

Kara Zor-El was sent to Earth from Krypton as a 13-year-old by her parents Zor-El and Alura. Krypton was exploding, and Kara's parents sent Kara in a spacecraft to Earth after her cousin. Kara was meant to protect her infant cousin Kal-El, but her spacecraft was knocked off course and forced into the Phantom Zone, where it stayed for 24 years. By the time the spacecraft crash landed on Earth, Kal-El had grown up and become Superman. The series begins eleven years later when the now 24-year-old Kara is learning to embrace her powers and has adopted the superheroic alias "Supergirl".[1]

In the first season, Kara is forced to reveal her powers, and becomes National City's protector.[2] Kara discovers that hundreds of the criminals her mother imprisoned are hiding on Earth, including her aunt Astra and Astra's husband Non. Kara works with her adoptive sister Alex Danvers to fight these criminals, alongside the Green Martian J'onn J'onzz, her cousin's friend James Olsen, and tech genius Winn Schott.

In the second season, Kara and her allies deal with feuds between Earth's native populace and extraterrestrial community, and investigate the shadowy organization Project Cadmus, masterminded by Lillian Luthor, mother of Lex Luthor. At the same time, Kara befriends Lillian's stepdaughter Lena Luthor, the new CEO of LuthorCorp, and struggles with romantic feelings for recent Earth arrival Mon-El, a princely survivor from Krypton's neighboring planet Daxam whose parents wish to reclaim him. James becomes the masked streetfighting vigilante Guardian; Alex begins dating Maggie Sawyer; and J'onn befriends a younger Martian, M'gann, from the White Martian race that killed his people.

In the third season, Kara struggles with the loss of Mon-El after he is forced to leave Earth. When Mon-El returns, he reveals that he has time-traveled to the 31st century and founded the Legion, alongside marrying Imra Ardeen. J'onn discovers his father M'yrnn J'onzz is alive and Alex deals with her heartbreak after breaking up with Maggie. Kara and Alex's new friend, Samantha Arias, is unknowingly another Kryptonian survivor, and begins a transformation from a loving single mother into the world-killing weapon known as Reign, who serves a coven headed by Selena.

In the fourth season, Kara deals with a new wave of anti-extraterrestrial prejudice secretly instigated by Lex Luthor from prison, forcing her to fight for the civil and political rights of aliens. Ben Lockwood, a former college professor who suffered a series of personal tragedies at the hands of extraterrestrials, forms a human-first group called the Children of Liberty to end all aliens. Meanwhile, in the nation of Kasnia, a clone of Kara dubbed "Red Daughter" is trained by its military to fight Supergirl at Lex's request. Kara and Alex rival with the DEO's new addition, Col. Lauren Haley, who was sent to monitor the DEO's progress under Alex's direction. Col. Haley and the President try to force Supergirl to reveal her identity, and clash with her and Alex when she refuses.

In the fifth season, Kara and co. find themselves facing a new threat known as Leviathan, who sends their agent Rama Khan, a centuries old immortal being who can bend the Earth, to kill Kara but is eventually defeated with the help with her friends. After a Crisis involving the destruction of the multiverse, Kara adjusts her new life on the newly created universe "Earth-Prime", thanks to Oliver Queen's sacrifice to rebuild the multiverse, in which she is working for Lex, who now owns the D.E.O.

SeasonEpisodesOriginally airedRankAverage viewership
(in millions)
First airedLast airedNetwork
120October 26, 2015 (2015-10-26)April 18, 2016 (2016-04-18)CBS399.81[3]
222October 10, 2016 (2016-10-10)May 22, 2017 (2017-05-22)The CW1293.12[4]
323October 9, 2017 (2017-10-09)June 18, 2018 (2018-06-18)1542.82[5]
422October 14, 2018 (2018-10-14)May 19, 2019 (2019-05-19)1691.67[6]
5TBA[7]October 6, 2019 (2019-10-06)TBATBATBA

Cast and charactersEdit

 
Melissa Benoist stars as the series' titular character, Supergirl.
  • Melissa Benoist as Kara Danvers / Kara Zor-El / Supergirl:
    A 24-year-old Kryptonian living in National City, who must embrace her powers after previously hiding them. She assists her adoptive sister Alex as part of the Department of Extra-Normal Operations (DEO) as she discovered the truth that her adoptive father also worked for the DEO so they would not take her, while Alex's co-workers at the DEO help her perfect her powers.[1][8][9] Kara worked as Cat Grant's assistant at CatCo.[10] Benoist expressed her excitement over portraying the character, and being able to "[tell] a story about a human being really realizing their potential and their strength".[11] At the end of season one, Kara was promoted by Cat and became a junior reporter at the beginning of season two. Malina Weissman (seasons 1 and 2) and Izabela Vidovic (seasons 3 and 4) portray a young Kara.[12][13]
  • Mehcad Brooks as James Olsen / Guardian (seasons 1–5):
    A former Daily Planet photographer, James moved to National City and became the new art director for his former colleague, Cat Grant, at CatCo Worldwide Media. He is initially a potential love interest for Kara.[9][10][14] Among his reasons for moving across the country are his breakup with his fiancée, Lucy Lane,[15] and keeping an eye on the newly revealed Supergirl for Superman. While working at the Daily Planet, James received the Pulitzer Prize for taking the first photograph of Superman. In the second season, James becomes Guardian.[16] He also becomes the acting CEO of CatCo after Cat Grant leaves the company.
  • Chyler Leigh as Alex Danvers:
    Kara's human adoptive sister. She is a scientist and government agent who serves as Hank Henshaw's right-hand at the DEO.[10][17][18] Having been extensively trained in combat by Henshaw, Alex in turn provides rigorous training to Kara in order to decrease her over-reliance on her powers. She and Kara grow suspicious of the DEO upon learning that their missing father was forced to work there in order to protect Kara, but Alex ultimately learns that Henshaw is really the Martian survivor J'onn J'onzz in disguise, whom her late father had rescued before his and the real Henshaw's apparent deaths. In season two, Alex learns that her father is alive and searches for him. She also meets and befriends police detective Maggie Sawyer and begins to develop feelings for her, forcing Alex to confront her sexuality. Jordan Mazarati and Olivia Nikkanen portray a young Alex.[19][13] At the end of season three, Alex becomes the new director of the DEO.
  • Jeremy Jordan as Winslow "Winn" Schott Jr. / Toyman (seasons 1–3; guest season 5):
    A tech expert who worked alongside Kara at CatCo, he is Kara's best friend and serves as one of her allies, helping her develop her costume and aiding her in her adventures. Winn has unrequited feelings for Kara and is a rival with James for her affection. However, at the end of "For the Girl Who Has Everything", Winn has accepted that it is best that they remain as best friends, and in "Solitude", he begins seeing Cat Grant's new assistant, who is also Kara's rival; Siobhan Smythe, who is subsequently fired by Cat and who, in "Worlds Finest", becomes a supernatural metahuman supervillain called Silver Banshee. In the series, he is the son of Toyman.[10][20][21] Cat nicknames him Toyman Junior after she finds out.[22] In season two, Winn left CatCo to work at the DEO as a desk agent. He also works with James Olsen as his vigilante partner. At the end of season 3, he left for the future with Mon-El and joined the Legion of Superheroes.
  • David Harewood as J'onn J'onzz / Martian Manhunter:
    The head of the DEO who takes Hank Henshaw's likeness after Henshaw is killed in Peru while hunting J'onn. J'onn takes Henshaw's likeness in order to reform the DEO from within as well as to watch over Alex and Kara.[10][17] The evolution of Henshaw was discussed during the filming of the pilot, with the executive producers jokingly saying that Harewood would be a good actor to play the Martian Manhunter in a potential television series, to which DC Comics' Geoff Johns asked why it could not be done in Supergirl. Harewood reflected that he had difficulty "find[ing] an angle to play Hank Henshaw" in the pilot, and became excited when he was told about the change to his character's backstory.[23] Harewood also recurred in the series as the real Hank Henshaw, who became Cyborg Superman.[24]
  • Calista Flockhart as Cat Grant (season 1; guest seasons 2–3):
    The outwardly shallow and superficial founder of the media conglomerate CatCo Worldwide Media, who feels, since she "branded" Kara as "Supergirl", that she has proprietary custody over the new hero.[10][25] Before she founded CatCo, she was a gossip columnist at the Daily Planet, and before that, the personal assistant to the Daily Planet's Editor-in-Chief, Perry White. Cat investigates and reveals that Supergirl is Superman's cousin, which then causes Kara to become a target for some of Superman's rogues gallery. Cat also serves as a mentor to Kara, dispensing advice about being a woman in a man's world. In the episode "Hostile Takeover", she suspects that Kara is Supergirl. In the second episode of season two, Cat announces she is taking a leave of absence from CatCo, leaving James to run the company in her stead. In season three, she became the White House Press Secretary for President Olivia Marsdin.
  • Chris Wood as Mon-El (seasons 2–3; guest season 5):
    A prince from the planet Daxam with similar powers to Superman and Supergirl, Mon-El lands on Earth in the pod at the end of season one.[26][27][28]
  • Floriana Lima as Maggie Sawyer (season 2; guest season 3):
    A detective for the National City Police Department who takes a special interest in the cases involving aliens and metahumans.[29] Lima became a recurring actress for the third season, departing in the season's fifth episode. Lima noted the role was only intended to last for one season.[30]
  • Katie McGrath as Lena Luthor (season 3–present; recurring season 2):[31]
    The CEO of L-Corp (formerly known as Luthor Corp) and the younger paternal half-sister of Lex Luthor. She arrives in National City after Lex has been incarcerated, hoping to rebrand Luthor Corp as a force for good.[32] As the daughter of Lionel Luthor, to whom she is close, Lena tries to redeem her family name after Lex's crimes have tarnished it and to break from her half-brother and step-mother's legacy. Initially, she believed that she was the adopted daughter of Lionel and Lillian Luthor, but Lena learns that she is actually Lionel's illegitimate child from his extramarital affair. Lena meets Kara after Kara is assigned to interview Lena about L-Corp. Shortly after, the two develop a close relationship. Camille Marty portrays a young Lena.[33]
  • Odette Annable as Samantha Arias / Reign (season 3; guest season 5):
    Another Kryptonian sent to Earth as an infant and single mother to her daughter Ruby. Samantha's villainous alternate personality, Reign, emerges in the middle of season 3, but she is unaware of it and her alter ego's actions.[34][35]
  • Jesse Rath as Querl "Brainy" Dox / Brainiac 5 (season 4–present; recurring season 3):
    A half-A.I., half-organic 12th-level intellect and member of the Legion of Superheroes from the planet Colu in the 31st Century.[36]
  • Sam Witwer as Benjamin Lockwood / Agent Liberty (season 4; guest season 5):
    The brilliant, ruthless, and terrifying founder and figurehead of Children of Liberty, a human-supremacist hate group that supports a human-first world order.[37]
  • Nicole Maines as Nia Nal / Dreamer (season 4–present):
    A soulful young transgender woman with a fierce drive to protect others and the newest addition to the CatCo reporting team. The character is the first transgender superhero on television.[38]
  • April Parker Jones as Colonel Lauren Haley (season 4):
    A hardline career military woman who lives and dies by the orders of her commanding officers. Dedicated to her country, she always acts in its best interest — even if it's not her own.[38]
  • Azie Tesfai as Kelly Olsen (season 5; recurring season 4):
    James's younger, no-nonsense sister, recently returned to the United States following a military tour overseas.
  • Andrea Brooks as Eve Teschmacher (season 5; recurring seasons 2–4):
    A former CatCo assistant who became part of Lena's research team at L-Corp before being revealed as a dastardly turncoat spy working for Lex Luthor. She is also revealed to be an unwilling spy working for Leviathan, which has been manipulating Lex Luthor.
  • Julie Gonzalo as Andrea Rojas / Acrata (season 5):
    A CEO of Obsidian Tech who is the new editor-in-chief of Catco Worldwide Media an old friend of Lena Luthor.
  • Staz Nair as William Dey (season 5):
    A new star reporter at Catco Worldwide Media who is secretly remains under the London Times newspapers' employ and undercover to investigates Andrea Rojas, suspecting that she is a criminal.
  • LaMonica Garrett as Mar Novu / Monitor (season 5; guest season 4):
    The Monitor is a Multiversal being testing different Earths in the multiverse in preparation for an impending "crisis", providing the Book of Destiny to John Deegan, releasing J'onn J'onzz's brother, and retrieving the corpse of Lex Luthor, while the Anti-Monitor is his polar opposite, an evil being dedicated to ending the multiverse.[39][40]

ProductionEdit

DevelopmentEdit

By September 2014, Warner Bros. Television was looking to create a television series centered around Supergirl. Executive producers for the series include Greg Berlanti (also a creator/producer for Arrow and The Flash), Ali Adler, who are both writing the script, and Berlanti Productions' Sarah Schechter. DC Comics' Geoff Johns is also expected to be part of the project. Titles under consideration for the series included Super and Girl.[41] Berlanti confirmed the show shortly after, and stated it was in development and had yet to be pitched to networks.[42] Berlanti's take on the character was based on the actress Ginger Rogers, who he felt "had to do everything Fred Astaire did but backward and in heels"; this comparison "really resonated" with executive producer Sarah Schechter.[43] On September 20, it was announced that CBS had landed Supergirl with a series commitment,[1] with an expected premiere in 2015 of the 2015–16 television season.[25] In January 2015, CBS Entertainment Chairman Nina Tassler revealed the show would be a procedural, saying, "There will be [crime] cases, but what [executive producers] Ali Adler and Greg Berlanti pitched was a real series arc for her. The beauty of it is now with shows like The Good Wife and Madam Secretary, you can have serialized story elements woven into a case of the week. She's a crime solver, so she's going to have to solve a crime."[44]

In January 2015, it was announced by The Hollywood Reporter that Melissa Benoist would star as Supergirl.[45] Benoist later revealed that auditioning for the part "was a long, drawn-out, three-month process";[46] she was the first actress looked at for the role,[47] although Claire Holt and Gemma Atkinson were also considered.[48][49] In March 2015, Blake Neely, composer for Arrow and The Flash, revealed he would be composing for Supergirl.[50] The show was officially picked up to series on May 6, 2015.[51] It was originally set to premiere in November 2015,[52] before being moved up to October 26, 2015.[53] The pilot episode was screened at San Diego Comic-Con International 2015 on July 8 and 11, 2015.[54] In July 2015, Adler spoke on how much influence Superman would have on the show, saying, "Our prototype is the way the president is seen on Veep. It's certainly [inspired by] so much of what Julia Louis-Dreyfus' character goes through. Ultimately, this is a show about Supergirl and we really want to see it through her lens."[55] On November 30, 2015, CBS ordered an additional seven episodes of Supergirl, for a full season of 20 episodes.[56]

On May 12, 2016, Warner Bros. Television announced that the series had been renewed for a second season of 22 episodes and would move to The CW.[57][58] The season debuted in October 2016.[59] With the move of the production to Vancouver, it was unclear if Calista Flockhart would remain with the series, as her original contract stipulated that she work near her home in Los Angeles. The CW president Mark Pedowitz said Flockhart wanted to remain with the series and that "We're in ongoing discussions... we're happy to have her in [in whatever capacity] works out."[60] Flockhart ultimately reached a deal to be recurring in the second season, with the production flying her to Vancouver every few weeks to film material.[61]

On January 8, 2017, The CW renewed the series for a third season,[62] which debuted on October 9, 2017.[63] The third season saw Jessica Queller and Robert Rovner become the series' executive producers and co-showrunners along with Kreisberg until his firing, following Adler's departure; Adler will remain an executive consultant for the series. Both Queller and Rovner joined Supergirl midway through the first season as co-executive producer and consulting producer, respectively, with Rovner promoted to executive producer ahead of the second season.[64]

On April 2, 2018, The CW renewed the series for a fourth season, which premiered on October 14, 2018.[65][66] On January 31, 2019, The CW renewed the series for a fifth season.[67] The fifth season premiered on October 6, 2019.[68] On January 7, 2020, the CW renewed the series for a sixth season.[69]

DesignEdit

 
Supergirl's design was intended to be a modern take on the classic look of the character.

The costume for Supergirl was created by Colleen Atwood, who also designed the costumes for Arrow and The Flash.[44] Benoist stated that she is aware of the costume worn by Kara in more modern depictions of in the comics, and expressed that the "micro-mini hemline" of the skirt in the version created by Michael Turner could be "a little daunting ... but that's good. I like being pushed."[11] Promotional photos of Benoist wearing Atwood's design were released on March 6, 2015. Atwood indicated that she wanted to "embrace the past ... but more importantly, thrust her into the street-style action hero of today."[70][71] Atwood later revealed details about the costume such as the cape being fastened to an undersuit so as not to pull the costume and that the fabric used was Eurojersey.[72] The reveal of the Martian Manhunter costume in "Human For a Day" was created through visual effects, though a physical version was created to appear in later episodes, with it proving to be one of the most challenging costumes for the costume team.[23]

Reception of the Supergirl costume upon its reveal was mixed. Entertainment Weekly's Natalie Abrams commented that the new look of the costume looks and feels different in a good way. The new costume avoids exposing the character's midriff, as it does in the Michael Turner version of the costume from the comics, as well as having Benoist wear stockings underneath the skirt with over-the-knee boots. Abrams compared the texture of the costume to that worn by Henry Cavill as Superman in Man of Steel, as well as the positioning of the cape on the suit, and the decision to do away with the bright blue and red color scheme.[73] Andrew Dyce, from Screen Rant, found the new costume to perfectly balance itself between classic nostalgia and modernism.[74] The Washington Post noted that Atwood's design was successful, praising her ability to take "cartoon-y tints" and moving them to darker tones.[75]

E! Online was less impressed with the design, negatively comparing it to a "cheap Halloween costume", with washed out colors, and not buying into the "gritty, 'street style'" look Atwood was intending.[76] TV Guide questioned Atwood's design, and noted that although the promotional image has Benoist trying to appear as a powerful hero, the thigh-high boots and pleated skirt comes across as a "model advertising a moderately-priced Halloween costume".[77]

The suit was redesigned in season five to include pants rather than the traditional skirt.[78]

FilmingEdit

In February 2015, it was announced that Andrew Kreisberg, co-creator of Arrow and The Flash, had joined the series as a writer and executive producer;[17] and Arrow / The Flash and Smallville alum Glen Winter was announced to be directing the pilot.[79] Principal photography for the pilot took place from March 4[80] to March 29, 2015.[81] Filming locations included the Warner Bros. lot, where Lois and Clark was shot.[82] Each episode cost approximately $3 million to broadcast, which is one of the highest license fees ever for a first year show.[83]

The second season was filmed in Vancouver, rather than Los Angeles where the first season was shot. This was done to reduce the high production costs of the series, one of the issues that made CBS wary to renew the series on their network.[57] Filming for the third season began in Vancouver on July 6, 2017, and ended on April 28, 2018.[84]

On March 12, 2020, Warner Bros. Television shut down production on the series due to the 2019–20 coronavirus pandemic.[85]

BroadcastEdit

In Canada, Supergirl aired in a sim-subbed simulcast on Global with the American broadcast in the first season;[86] the second season saw it move to Showcase in the same arrangement.[87]

The series premiered on October 29, 2015, in the United Kingdom on Sky One.[88] The series premiered in Australia on December 6, 2015, on FOX8.[89]

ReceptionEdit

Critical receptionEdit

Season Critical response
Rotten Tomatoes Metacritic
1 92% (72 reviews)[90] 75% (38 reviews)[91]
2 92% (20 reviews)[92] 81% (4 reviews)[93]
3 78% (15 reviews)[94] TBA
4 87% (7 reviews)[95] TBA
5 82% (68 reviews)[96] TBA

Review aggregation website Rotten Tomatoes gave the first season a 92% approval rating from critics with an average rating of 7.53/10, based on 72 reviews. The site's consensus states: "Melissa Benoist shines as Superman's plucky little cousin in Supergirl, a family-friendly comic-book adaptation that ditches cynicism for heart."[90] Metacritic, which uses a weighted average, reported "generally favorable reviews" with an assigned score of 75 out of 100, based on reviews from 38 critics.[91] Cliff Wheatley of IGN gave the pilot episode a 7/10, praising Melissa Benoist's performance as Kara and the fun take on the Superman mythos.[97]

Rotten Tomatoes gave the second season a 92% approval rating from critics with an average rating of 7.88/10, based on 20 reviews. The site's consensus reads, "The arrival of the more famous cousin in Supergirl does nothing to detract from the show's lead, who continues to deliver strength, action, and relatability."[92] Metacritic reported "universal acclaim" with an assigned score of 81 out of 100, based on reviews from 4 critics.[93]

The third season holds an 78% approval rating on Rotten Tomatoes based on 15 reviews, with an average rating of 6.9/10. The critical consensus states: "Heavier themes lead to higher stakes, but Supergirl gives its eponymous heroine and her fellow supers plenty of room for growth, creating a well-balanced, engaging third season."[94]

The fourth season reports an 87% approval rating, with an average rating of 7.27/10 based on 7 reviews. The website's critic consensus reads: "Though it's a little tonally inconsistent, Supergirl's fourth season still soars thanks to strong, relevant writing brought to life by its charming cast."[95]

RatingsEdit

Season Timeslot (ET) Network Episodes First aired Last aired TV season Rank Avg. viewers
(millions)
18–49 rating
(average)
Date Viewers
(millions)
Date Viewers
(millions)
1 Monday 8:00 pm CBS 20 October 26, 2015 (2015-10-26) 12.96[98] April 18, 2016 (2016-04-18) 6.11[99] 2015–16 39 9.81 2.4[3]
2 The CW 22 October 10, 2016 (2016-10-10) 3.06[100] May 22, 2017 (2017-05-22) 2.12[101] 2016–17 129 3.12 1.0[4]
3 23 October 9, 2017 (2017-10-09) 1.87[102] June 18, 2018 (2018-06-18) 1.78[103] 2017–18 154 2.82 0.9[5]
4 Sunday 8:00 pm 22 October 14, 2018 (2018-10-14) 1.52[104] May 19, 2019 (2019-05-19) 1.07[105] 2018–19 169 1.67 0.5[6]
5 Sunday 9:00 pm TBA October 6, 2019 (2019-10-06) 1.26[106] TBA TBD 2019–20 TBD TBD TBD

AccoladesEdit

Year Award Category Nominee(s) Result Ref.
2015
Critics' Choice Television Awards Most Exciting New Series Supergirl Won [107]
2016
People's Choice Awards Favorite New TV Drama Supergirl Won [108]
Saturn Awards Best Actress on Television Melissa Benoist Nominated [109]
Best Guest Starring Role on Television Laura Benanti Nominated
Best Superhero Adaptation Television Series Supergirl Nominated
Best Supporting Actress on Television Calista Flockhart Nominated
Breakthrough Performance Melissa Benoist Won
Teen Choice Awards Breakout Series Supergirl Nominated [110]
2017
GLAAD Awards Outstanding Drama Series Supergirl Nominated [111]
Kids' Choice Awards Favorite TV Show – Family Show Supergirl Nominated [112]
Saturn Awards Best Actress on a Television Series Melissa Benoist Won [113]
Best Guest Performance on a Television Series Tyler Hoechlin Nominated
Best Superhero Adaptation Television Series Supergirl Won
Best Supporting Actor on a Television Series Mehcad Brooks Nominated
Teen Choice Awards Choice Action TV Actor Chris Wood Nominated [114]
Choice Action TV Actress Melissa Benoist Won
Choice Action TV Show Supergirl Nominated
Choice Liplock Melissa Benoist and Chris Wood Nominated
Choice TV Ship Melissa Benoist and Chris Wood Nominated
Choice TV Villain Teri Hatcher Nominated
2018
People's Choice Awards The Sci-Fi/Fantasy Show of 2018 Supergirl Nominated [115]
Saturn Awards Best Actress on a Television Series Melissa Benoist Nominated [116]
Best Superhero Adaptation Television Series Supergirl Nominated
Best Supporting Actress on Television Odette Annable Nominated
Teen Choice Awards Choice Action TV Actor Chris Wood Nominated [117]
Choice Action TV Actress Melissa Benoist Won
Choice Action TV Show Supergirl Nominated
Choice Scene Stealer Katie McGrath Nominated
Choice TV Villain Odette Annable Nominated
2019
GLAAD Awards Outstanding Drama Series Supergirl Nominated [118]
Saturn Awards Best Superhero Television Series Supergirl Won [119]
Best Actress on Television Melissa Benoist Nominated
Best Supporting Actor on Television David Harewood Nominated
Best Guest Starring Role on Television Jon Cryer Nominated
Teen Choice Awards Choice Action TV Actress Melissa Benoist Nominated [120]
Choice Action TV Show Supergirl Nominated
Choice TV Villain Jon Cryer Nominated
2020
GLAAD Awards Outstanding Drama Series Supergirl Pending [121]

Critics' top ten listsEdit

ArrowverseEdit

In November 2014, Berlanti expressed interest in Supergirl existing in the Arrowverse, the same universe as his other series Arrow and The Flash,[124][125] and in January 2015, The CW president Mark Pedowitz revealed that he was also open to a crossover between the series and networks (due to Berlanti executive producing all three and The CW being co-owned by CBS). However, CBS Entertainment chair Nina Tassler stated that month that "those two shows are on a different network. So I think we'll keep Supergirl to ourselves for a while."[126] In August 2015, Tassler revealed that while there were no plans at the time to do crossover storylines, the three series would have crossover promotions.[127]

Pedowitz regretted passing on the series when presented it in mid-2014, saying, "We hadn't launched The Flash yet, we weren't ready to take on another DC property. In hindsight we probably should've gone that direction...Sometimes you lose great shows."[128] In January 2016, during the Television Critics Association press tour, he said that The CW was still interested in a crossover with Supergirl if the producers could find a way to do it,[129] and Berlanti added that while no official conversations had taken place, internal ones had concerning how a crossover would work. He also noted that for a crossover to happen during Supergirl's first season, it would have to be figured out "in the next month or so".[130] Glenn Geller, Tassler's successor at CBS, then stated on the matter, "I have to be really careful what I say here. Watch and wait and see what happens."[131]

On February 3, 2016, it was announced that Grant Gustin, who appears as Barry Allen / Flash on The Flash, would appear in the eighteenth episode of the first season, "Worlds Finest".[132] While no plot details on the episodes were released at the time, Ross A. Lincoln of Deadline Hollywood noted that "the in-universe reason" for the crossover was due to Barry's ability to travel to various dimensions, thus implying that Supergirl exists on an alternate Earth to Arrow and The Flash in a multiverse.[133] The Flash episode "Welcome to Earth-2" confirmed this, showing an image of Benoist as Supergirl during a sequence where characters travel through that multiverse.[134] The earth that the series inhabits is Earth-38 in the Arrowverse multiverse,[135] and has been informally referred to as "Earth-CBS" by Marc Guggenheim, one of the creators of Arrow.[136]

During the second season, Supergirl appears in "Invasion!", a crossover episode of The Flash, Arrow and Legends of Tomorrow,[136][137] when she's recruited by Barry Allen and Cisco Ramon at the end of "Medusa" to help fight off an invasion by the Dominators.[138] Supergirl and The Flash also featured in a musical crossover, featuring several covers of existing songs along with two original numbers.[28] Similar to "Invasion!", the crossover begins at the end of the Supergirl episode "Star-Crossed" and primarily takes place during The Flash episode "Duet", featuring the Music Meister as the antagonist who puts both The Flash and Supergirl in a shared hallucination.[139] After "Invasion!", Guggenheim felt "If there's an appetite for it from the fans and from the network," the crossover next year could be "a proper four-part crossover."[140]

At the 2017 Paleyfest event, Kreisberg reiterated the creative team's intention to do a full four-way crossover the following year.[141] At San Diego Comic Con 2017, it was confirmed that another four-way crossover would take place, with Supergirl playing a larger role than the previous season. The four-way crossover event, titled "Crisis on Earth-X", took place on November 27 and 28, 2017, across Supergirl and Arrow (on the first night) and The Flash and Legends of Tomorrow (on the second night).[142][143]

In May 2018, Arrow star Stephen Amell announced at The CW upfronts that the next Arrowverse crossover would feature Batwoman and Gotham City. The crossover, titled "Elseworlds", aired in December 2018, ahead of a potential 2019 solo series for the character.[144][145] Supergirl was confirmed to have a participating episode in August, which closed out the three-part crossover, trading nights with The Flash just for the event. Therefore, the show's participating episode aired on Tuesday, December 11.[146] The end of "Elseworlds" teased the next crossover event, "Crisis on Infinite Earths".[147] Supergirl's episode opened the five-part crossover on December 8, 2019, with the final two installments airing on January 14, 2020.[148] At the end of the event, the new Earth-Prime was formed, which saw Earth-38 merged with the former Earth-1 and Black Lightning's earth, creating a fictional universe where all of the CW series exist together.[149]

Spin-offEdit

In October 2019, The CW and Warner Bros. Television announced development on a spin-off series titled Superman & Lois, with Tyler Hoechlin and Bitsie Tulloch reprising their roles as Clark Kent / Superman and Lois Lane. Todd Helbing was set to write the series and would serve as an executive producer alongside Greg Berlanti, Sarah Schechter and Geoff Johns.[150] In January 2020, Superman & Lois was ordered to series.[151]

On February 5, 2020, it was announced that Jordan Elssas and Alexander Garfin were cast as Jonathan and Jordan Kent, Lois and Clark's son.[152] On April 2, 2020, Dylan Walsh was cast as Samuel Lane, Lois' father. He replaces Glenn Morshower, who previously portrayed the character on Supergirl.[153]

Other mediaEdit

Comic booksEdit

In July 2015, a four-page preview comic entitled Sister Act, written by Ali Adler, Greg Berlanti and Andrew Kreisberg was released digitally online, and then a day later in the September 2015 issue of TV Guide.[154]

Beginning in January 2016, DC Comics launched a 13-issue, bi-weekly digital comic, Adventures of Supergirl. Written by Sterling Gates and drawn by a rotating team of artist including Bengal, Jonboy Meyers, Emanuela Lupacchino, and Emma Vieceli, the comic, while not directly tying into the show, tells stories set in the universe of the show.[155] The digital series was collected in print as a six-issue series published twice a month from May to July 2016,[156] and as a complete graphic novel in September of that year.[157]

NovelsEdit

In November 2017, Abrams Books began publishing a new trilogy of Supergirl novels, written by Jo Whittemore, aimed at middle-grade readers in tandem with a similar trilogy of The Flash novels.[158] The first, Supergirl: Age of Atlantis, was released on November 7, 2017, and features Supergirl dealing with a surge of new powered people in National City, as well as a mysterious humanoid sea creature captured by the DEO who is seemingly attracted by the new superpowered people.[159] A sequel, Supergirl: Curse of the Ancients, was released on May 1, 2018,[160] with a third novel, titled Supergirl: Master of Illusion, released on January 8, 2019.[161]

GuidebookEdit

A guidebook for the series, published by Abrams, was released on March 12, 2019. Supergirl: The Secret Files of Kara Danvers: The Ultimate Guide to the Hit TV Show features "detailed profiles on characters and super powers, a heroes and villains gallery, episode guide, and more" from the first three seasons of the series.[162]

Video gamesEdit

The video game Lego DC Super-Villains features DLC inspired by Supergirl in the "DC Super Heroes: TV Series DLC Character Pack". The DLC pack includes Supergirl as a playable character.[163]

Home mediaEdit

Complete
season
DVD release dates Blu-ray release dates Additional features
Region 1 Region 2 Region 4 Region A Region B
1 August 9, 2016[164] July 25, 2016[165] July 27, 2016[166] August 9, 2016[164] July 25, 2016[165]
  • 2015 Comic-Con panel[167]
  • Deleted scenes
  • Gag reel
  • Featurettes
    • The Man From Mars
    • Krypton: A World Left Behind
2 August 22, 2017[168] August 21, 2017[169] August 23, 2017[170] August 22, 2017[168] August 21, 2017[169]
  • 2016 Comic-Con panel[171]
  • A Conversation with Andrew Kreisberg and Kevin Smith
  • Supergirl Lives Audio Commentary featuring Andrew Kreisberg and Kevin Smith
  • Did You Know facts for fans
  • Featurettes
    • Supergirl: Alien Fight Night
    • Aliens Among Us
3 September 18, 2018[172] September 17, 2018[173] September 19, 2018[174] September 18, 2018[172] September 17, 2018[173]
  • All four episodes of the Crisis on Earth-X crossover
  • 2017 Comic-Con panel[175]
  • Deleted scenes
  • Gag reel
  • Inside the Crossover: Crisis on Earth-X
  • Featurettes
    • She Will Reign!
4 September 17, 2019[176] September 23, 2019[177]
  • All three episodes of the Elseworlds crossover (Blu-ray)
  • The Best of DC TV's Comic-Con Panel San Diego 2018
  • Inside the Crossover: Elseworlds
  • Gag reel
  • Deleted scenes
  • Featurettes
    • Villains: Modes of Persuasion

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