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The team of good guys on Supergirl got a lot bigger in Season 3 thanks to the arrival of the Legion of Super-Heroes, the addition of J'onn's father M'yrnn, and the increased involvement of Lena Luthor, although Lena may not be one of the good guys much longer. Only time will tell what happens with the large ensemble in Season 4, but we do already know one character that won't be around as much: Winn Schott. Here's why.
Jeremy Jordan will no longer be a series regular when Supergirl returns for Season 4 in the fall. Fans don't have to panic that he'll be gone altogether or that Winn is going to be killed off sooner rather than later, however. In fact, fans don't even need to worry that Supergirl will write Winn out after one episode like The Flash will do with Wally West in Season 5. Jeremy Jordan isn't leaving the entire Arrow-verse like Keiynan Lonsdale. Jordan is remaining on board in a recurring capacity.
Details are currently unavailable about how and why Winn won't be around as much next season, although answers should be forthcoming in the Season 3 finale on June 18. Could it have something to do with his mom? Or his father's legacy? Or some non-family related set of circumstances? Will he find an unexpected way to fulfill his potential? We'll have to wait and see. Supergirl executive producers Robert Rovner and Jessica Queller have some reassuring words to any who might be concerned that Winn will totally fade into the background in Season 4, saying this to TVLine:
We love Jeremy, and even though he's [not going to be around full-time], we're not saying goodbye to Winn at all. We're already breaking big stories for him right now for the fall, and I think the fans will be excited to see what he has coming up.
At this point, I just hope that Winn will be present if Supergirl delves back into musical territory. The CW's superhero multiverse would be a bleak place indeed if there was singing and dancing and Broadway star Jeremy Jordan wasn't involved. In all seriousness, Winn has been a valuable member of Supergirl's team from the very first episode of the series, and he will undoubtedly be missed once he begins to play less of a role in the day-to-day adventures.
The show does already seem to have a way to compensate for Winn's absence. It was also announced that Jesse Rath will be bumped up to regular status for Season 4, which means a lot more of Brainiac 5 is in the works. Whether this means that the entire Legion of Super-Heroes will stick around and/or drop in and out remains to be seen; Kara would probably be happy to have Mon-El around on a regular basis. Imra remains a question mark due to the complications of a love triangle she didn't see coming. For Jesse Rath's sake, my fingers are crossed that he gets to spend most of his time in Season 4 as Brainy in his human disguise. Rath must go through a very intensive hair and makeup process to transform into Brainy's usual body!
Tune in to The CW on Monday, June 18 at 8 p.m. ET to catch the Season 3 finale of Supergirl and Jeremy Jordan's last episode as a series regular. For what you can watch once Supergirl is done for the season, check out our summer TV premiere schedule.