'Supergirl' Season 5: Release date, plot, cast, trailer and all you need to know about The CW show on the Girl of Steel

'Supergirl' Season 5: Release date, plot, cast, trailer and all you need to know about The CW show on the Girl of Steel

After a rather dark and intense Season 4, 'Supergirl' decided to mix it up with lighter moments in Season 5, despite the looming 'Crisis On Infinite Earths'. It has been a rollercoaster ride, but our Girl Of Steel is determined to fight her way through.

Friendships have been fractured, there is a promise of a new romance, and unfortunately, there are some sinister villains to beat, and boy, they won’t go down easily. Lex Luthor (John Cruyer) is back, folks and he is going to get back at Kara (Melissa Benoist).

Due to the coronavirus pandemic, the season had to be cut short much sooner than it intended. With a handful of episodes left, there is a lot to wrap up. Here's what we know about the upcoming season so far:

Release date

'Supergirl' will premiere on October 6 at 9 pm on CW. The show will share it's Sundays with 'Batwoman' that airs at 8 pm. 


In this season, Kara’s broken friendship with Lena Luthor (Katie McGrath) oscillates between the foreground and the background. Lena is seething with rage at the betrayal and is ready to get back at Kara at any cost, even if it means working with her diabolic resurrected brother Lex, who manipulates her at every instance he gets.  The deadly organization Leviathan is on the loose too and Lex is using them to bring Kara down. Will he succeed, that’s the question.


Meanwhile, here's a bit of a refresher on what happened in Season 4:

The fourth season saw Kara facing some new and tougher challenges that at times, proved too much for her. One of them was the deadly Children of Liberty, the anti-alien militia that took on alien immigrants. The Childen of Liberty found some support from President Baker (Bruce Boxleitner) who was a pawn of Lex Luthor (John Cryer). Meanwhile, mad genius Luthor was looking at using Kara's clone, Red Daughter, to manipulate the governments. In the penultimate episode, Luthor kills Red Daughter and the president describes him as the country's greatest hero. 



Kara Zor- El will have a lot on her hands in season 5. (IMDb)

A majority of the series regulars returned for Season 5. Melissa Benoist as Kara Danvers/Supergirl, Mehcad Brooks as James Olsen/Guardian, Chyler Leigh as Alex Danvers, David Harewood as J'onn J'onzz/Martian Manhunter and Katie McGrath as Lena Luthor.  Mehcad Brooks has left the show for a while, it’s uncertain when he will return.


The fourth season saw new faces including Jessie Rath as Brainiac and April Parker-Jones as Colonel Haley. Brainy played a crucial role in Season 5. Nicole Maines, the TV's first transgender superhero, Nia Nal aka Dreamer, who has the power to see the future had an episode all to herself, where she took down transphobic people.

Melissa Benoist took to Instagram to share a goofy image (Instagram)

Our favorite protagonist Melissa Benoist took to Instagram to share a goofy image of her behind the scenes in a recent post.

In an Instagram image, David Harewood (who plays the role of J'onn J'onzz/ Martian Manhunter) shared an image with the returning cast of the fifth season including Melissa Benoist, Chyler Leigh, and Jesse Rath, to commemorate the first day of filming. It looks like the upcoming season will see Benoist sporting bangs.


The returning cast of season five (Instagram)

Season five has a new entry! Jennifer Cheon Garcia will be seen as a guest star in the season premiere as Midnight, who is the "physical manifestation of darkness, Midnight is a murderous villain released for an otherworldly prison to enact revenge against the person who put her there."



Jessica Queller and Robert Rovner return as the series' executive producers and co-showrunners. Ali Adler will remain an executive consultant for the series. 


The fourth season of 'Supergirl' has received an average rating of 7.26/10.

For fans of the comics, Leviathan has a couple of meanings. The show is set to put its own spin on things in the fifth season. "We're putting our own spin on it," showrunner Jessica Queller was reported saying. "It really fit into what we're doing [this season with technology], and so it was a happy marriage of us needing a big idea and there being a big dark organization for us to use," added showrunner Robert Rovner.


Due to the coronavirus pandemic, Season 5 was forced to end quickly and got a different one than what was originally planned. During an interview with PeopleTV, Cryer explained that while they had shot a few things for the finale that will still be used, "they’re writing a whole bunch of new stuff around it."

Cryer then went on to say, "Which is interesting because the way my character was thwarted now doesn’t happen anymore. So I was like, ‘Oh, did I not get defeated? Wait a minute, I like this!'" So it seems as if Lex Luthor will NOT be defeated in the Season 5 finale.



Season 5 is building up to a climactic finale where, in all probability,  Kara will have to take on Lena, Lex as well as Leviathan head-on.




Watch this space for more updates on 'Supergirl' Season 5.

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