'Supergirl' Season 5: Release date, plot, cast, trailer, news and everything you need to know about the Girl of Steel's upcoming season
The upcoming season will most likely deal with the aftershocks of this year's Crisis on Infinite Earths crossover event
The 'Girl of Steel' will be back to take on a new alien force this time. Kara Zor-El has been an integral part of the Arrowverse since 2015 and CW confirmed earlier this year that the show would see the fifth season in 2019. According to Den of Geek, CW President Mark Pedowitz said in a statement, "This season, we expanded our primetime schedule to six nights with the addition of Sunday -- which has been an unqualified success for the network, our affiliates, and our advertisers." Filming for the fifth season commenced on June 27, 2019, in Vancouver, and will go on till April 4, 2020.
Here's what we know about the upcoming season so far:
'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 all probability, the new season may see the battles take place outside Earth 1. It is also fair to assume at this stage that season 5 will deal with the aftershocks of this year's Crisis on Infinite Earths crossover event. Also, one of the biggest plot points that CW may look at is the killing of Kara. As harsh as it may seem, she does die in the crossover comics. But again, will CW take that route?
That apart, here's a bit of a refresher of 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.
A majority of the series regulars are set to be back. 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. The fourth season saw new faces including Jessie Rath as Brainiac and April Parker-Jones as Colonel Haley. Pretty sure that they will reprise their roles in season 5 as well. Nicole Maines, the TV's first transgender superhero, Nia Nal aka Dreamer, who has the power to see the future is likely to make a return as well.
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.
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.
There isn't any official trailer, but with SDCC 2019 coming up in July, the first look of the new season will be unveiled, much like that of season 4. We'll keep you posted on the trailer update when it comes out.
Watch this space for more updates on 'Supergirl' Season 5.
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