Big things are coming to The CW's Supergirl -- literally. The sophomore season of Kara Zor-El's solo series will seriously amp things up when Tyler Hoechlin's Superman finally makes his long awaited debut. Although most people inside of the Supergirl universe, as well as outside of it, are excited to see Superman up close, it turns out that Alex Danvers (Chyler Leigh) won't be entirely thrilled to see him when he arrives. Supergirl executive producer, Andrew Kreisberg, explained:
While speaking with EW about the upcoming season of Supergirl, Andrew Kreisberg opened up regarding how Superman's arrival will affect other characters on the series. As it turns out, Alex Danvers isn't entirely fond of the Man of Steel; he's family, but he can get under her skin. Kara (Melissa Benoist) will show an almost immediate, unconditional love for her cousin, and that won't sit well with Alex, who in turn feels taken for granted and overlooked whenever Kal-El shows up. It's definitely an emotion that anyone with siblings can understand, and it's going to establish a distinct conflict between Alex and Kara that will take some time and effort to overcome.
Given the way the first season of Supergirl played out, it makes quite a bit of sense for Alex to feel this way. Superman barely factored into Kara's first year as a superhero at all, and the responsibility fell upon Alex (as it pretty much always has) to look after Kara while still maintaining her position as an officer in the D.E.O. Alex has had to shoulder the duties of being a big sister her entire life, so Kara's tendency to gravitate towards her cousin won't go unnoticed.
Alex Danvers' response to Superman will really feel quite distinct from the rest of the show's ensemble. Andrew Kreisberg recently explained that Superman dominates the room whenever he and Kara go somewhere together. People are awestruck by him whenever he shows up, but Alex will set herself apart simply by feeling annoyance at the love he receives.
CinemaBlend will bring you any and all pertinent details related to the upcoming season of Supergirl (as well as the imminent debut of Tyler Hoechlin as the Man of Steel) as more information becomes available to us. Kara Zor-El's solo series will return for its second season on Monday, October 10 at 8 p.m. EST on The CW. Make sure to check out our fall premiere schedule for more information related to all of the most highly anticipated fall TV debuts.
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