SDCC 2019: 'Supergirl' season 5 trailer sees Kara want to fight tech addiction, but Lena Luthor has other plans for her
After a politically intense narrative in season 4, 'Supergirl' season 5 will concentrate more on the effect of technology on citizens and how it has led people astray by making escapism an addiction.
The trailer of 'Supergirl' season 5 was released at the San Diego Comic-Con 2019 where cast members Melissa Benoist, Jon Cryer, Katie McGrath, David Harewood, Chyler Leigh, Mehcad Brooks, Nicole Maines, Jesse Rath, along with showrunners Robert Rovner, Jessica Queller and executive producer Sarah Schecter were present for a panel.
After a politically intense narrative in season 4, 'Supergirl' season 5 will concentrate more on the effect of technology on citizens and how it has led people astray by making escapism an addiction. In the trailer, Supergirl says, "It seems like they are all hiding behind their gadgets. Technology makes escaping an addiction. What happened to the simple pleasure of greeting another person with words? No one's paying attention to what's actually happening in the real world."
As the voice-over plays we are reminded of how every time we found the Internet more interesting than the real-life company and that is exactly what Supergirl is going to fight against. Technology that can take over human minds in the hands of one person is something that will result in a bad bad world. Right after the montage of people that Supergirl has in her life completes playing, we see Lena Luthor state that she trusts technology more than people.
She says, "I trust in technology, not people, not anymore. Because people are governed by feelings, anger, hurt, sadness, rage." We also see that Lena is being manipulated, possibly by Lex Luthor. She is being told that her friends are lying to her from the beginning. All of them.
In the end, we hear, "This is a special moment in time. We are on the precipice of wondrous things. I am determined to have Obsidian tech in every household within the year. Obsidian North will change the fabric of what it means to be a human." Makes us wonder if Lena is right when she says she is not the villain. When she says she is not trying to kill Supergirl, maybe she means it and we should look out in a different direction. That doesn't mean Lena is harmless because she wants to inflict the same pain that Supergirl inflicted on her. The trailer ended by featuring Supergirl's all-new suit which is nothing like the skirt she previously sported.
The fifth season will also see the addition of season regulars Julie Gonzalo (Veronica Mars) as the DC character Andrea Rojas, aka Acrata, and Staz Nair (Game of Thrones) as the original character William Dey, a renowned reporter.
Supergirl returns to CW on Sunday, October 9 at 9 p.m. ET/PT.