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At San Diego Comic-Con 2017, the cast and creative team behind the hit CW series Supergirl stopped by to preview the upcoming third season of the superhero series. OMFGTV sat down with the cast to talk their characters’ journey for the next season.
Melissa Benoist kicked things off discussing the balance, or lack thereof, between Kara Danvers and Supergirl. “When we pick up in season 3, Kara has very much dedicated herself to Supergirl and I don’t think she wants to address what happened with Kara Danvers. The balance is a little off. I wish she could’ve had that perfect formula that she felt like she had with her love and her career and being a superhero and juggling all of that.”
“Kara’s always been interesting to me in that her life has always been a tragedy,” Benoist said. “When you lose your entire world and your whole family, now as an adult, it’s interesting to see how she handed it as a kid versus how she handles it as an adult.”
Benoist also went into the friendship between Kara and Lena Luthor: “With Lena and Kara, how close they are, how they relate to each other as women, what they’ve been through with their families, what they lost, is a really strong foundation for their friendship.”
Katie McGrath, who was recently upped to series regular for season 3, discussed what would happen if Lena potentially found out Supergirl’s true identity. “This is the number one question I get asked and I’ve been thinking about it. I don’t think she’d have a problem with her being an alien. I think she’d have a problem with her best friend having lied to her. I think that’s going to be the issue if it ever happens. ‘I don’t care who you are, I care that you didn’t trust me. You’re the same as everybody else, you didn’t trust a Luthor.’ We’ve seen that Lena doesn’t have a problem with aliens, but I think her best friend lying to her, that would break her.”
McGrath also added: “Don’t you kind of want her not to find out the truth? Part of the magic of the show is that there’s at least one person who believes that there are two different people even though they’re exactly the same. Because everybody else knows, isn’t it nice to have one person who’s the complete fool?”
New to this season is Odette Annable, playing the “worldkiller” villain Reign. “She was bio-engineered in a lab, she was sent from Krypton much like Kara and Clark,” Annable said. “But her story is going to be very different from any other villain we’ve seen on ‘Supergirl,’ mostly because she doesn’t come to Earth to go on a killing spree. She has a very specific agenda that we will unfold throughout the season. And I think it’s a heartbreaking story and that you’ll feel for her.”
Stay tuned for Part Two of our Supergirl Comic Con coverage, including interviews with Chris Wood, Mehcad Brooks and the executive producers!
Supergirl Season 2 premieres Monday, October 9, at 8pm on The CW.