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SDCC 2019: [Exclusive] 'Supergirl' season 5 will explore Brainy and Nia's budding romance and it's not going to be smooth, warn show's stars

MEAWW caught up with Jesse Rath and Nicole Maines during SDCC 2019 and the actors teased that fans will get to see more of Brainy and Nia's relationship in season 5.
UPDATED JUL 21, 2019

The cast of ‘Supergirl’ were in attendance at San Diego Comic-Con 2019 and they've dropped some hints about how things will play out in the fifth season of the show.

The hit CW show has given us a lot of really great relationships but the romance between alien scientist Brainiac 5 and Nia Nal, TV’s first transgender superhero, has been one of the best things to come from the show. Brainy is from the future and a descendant of an evil Superman villain (who is also known as Brainiac) and Nia is a half-alien reporter with the power to see the future in her dreams.  In Season 4, Brainy finally confessed his love to Nia and kissed her much to the joy of fans who have become very invested in this strange romance.

MEA World Wide (MEAWW) caught up with actors Jesse Rath and Nicole Maines, who play Brainy and Nia respectively and they have confirmed that the next season will further explore their relationship, which isn’t going to be all smooth sailing. 

Jesse Rath speaks at the "Supergirl" Special Video Presentation and Q&A during 2019 Comic-Con International at San Diego Convention Center on July 20, 2019 in San Diego, California. (Photo by Amy Sussman/Getty Images)

Rath explained that, “At least in the first couple of episodes, we will see them together in a relationship and learn the aftermath of the alignment situation and how that affected them as a couple and what that revealed about Brainy; about who he is and what he knows about himself and how he’ll struggle with opening up to Nia and being vulnerable with her. Because he did hurt her unintentionally. So it’s going to be a struggle but there will be some fun moments.”

Maines spoke about how the couple is going to have to work to find a balance and figure out how to be together in a relationship.

“So far her storyline has been balancing work and balancing being a hero and also trying to find her footing in this new relationship with Brainiac,” Maines said. “They’re both so different and so unused to anything like this and both of them aren’t really the best at communicating so it’s kind of trying to find that balance and trying to figure out how to express themselves with one another.”

Nicole Maines attends The CW Network's fall launch event at Warner Bros. Studios on October 14, 2018 in Burbank, California. (Getty Images)

Besides Rath and Maines, the cast of ‘Supergirl’ includes Mehcad Brooks as James Olsen/Guardian, Chyler Leigh as Alex Danvers, David Harewood as J'onn J'onzz/Martian Manhunter, Katie McGrath as Lena Luthor, April Parker-Jones as Colonel Haley and Melissa Benoist as the titular hero Kara Danvers/Supergirl.

The new season of 'Supergirl' will premiere on October 6 at 9 pm on CW. The show will share its Sundays with 'Batwoman', which airs at 8 pm.