'Supergirl' Season 6 Part 2: Release date, spoilers and all about The CW show's final season
It is going to be a long wait before Season 6 gets to see the light of day. Here's all you need to know about next season
'Supergirl' is set to return with the remaining episodes of Season 6 after taking a hiatus for more than three months.The first half of the season was almost spent on finding and rescuing Kara Danvers (Melissa Benoist) from the Phantom Zone. However, fans were really frustrated when they got to know that the show was going on a break with a mid-season finale that did not do much to take forward the plot.
But, there were many valid reasons for the show going on a break. Benoist's pregnancy and the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic forced the makers to take more of a serialized approach for the current season.
Nevertheless, the show is now back and fans will be getting to know all the answers to their burning questions. Here's everything we know.
Release date and how to watch
The first half of Season 6 started on Tuesday, March 30 and broadcasted its mid-season finale on May 11, earlier this year. Meanwhile, the second part of the ongoing season will be premiering exclusively on The CW on Tuesday, August 24, at 9 pm EST.
Viewers can download The CW app from Google Play Store and Apple’s App Store. Apart from that, The CW is also available on devices such as Roku, Amazon Fire TV, Vizio Smart TV, Chromecast, Android TV, AirPlay, Apple TV and Xbox One.
The makers have released the description of Episode 8 of Season 6, which reads as: "As Supergirl (Melissa Benoist) and Zor-El (guest star Jason Behr) make their return to National City, they are determined to keep the Phantom Zone behind them and enjoy being superheroes together. Unfortunately, their overzealous efforts backfire, creating a whole new threat to National City."
Our protagonist was separated from the rest of the characters in the ongoing season after we saw Lex Luthor sending her to the Phantom Zone. Her friends did a lot of things to bring her back as soon as possible and even went back to 2009 to collect Kara's DNA so that she could be traced inside the space prison.
The mid-season finale saw all the Super Friends taking the tower into the Phantom Zone and save Kara and her father, Zor-El. Apart from them, one more person escaped the prison and that was the imp Kara befriended in the prison, Nyxly. It will be interesting to see what will Nyxly do when she returns to Earth. With whatever we have seen, it seems Nyxly might be the primary villain this season.
A majority of the series regulars are expected to return for Season 6. Melissa Benoist as Kara Danvers/Supergirl, Chyler Leigh as Alex Danvers, David Harewood as J'onn J'onzz/Martian Manhunter and Katie McGrath as Lena Luthor, Nicole Maines as Nia Nal. Hopefully, Jesse Rath as Brainy will return too, along with Jon Cryer as Lex Luthor.
As of now, a number of directors have helmed different episodes of the season. The first two episodes were directed by Jesse Warn and he will be returning to direct the 11th episode of the season as well. Meanwhile, the upcoming eighth episode will be helmed by Armen V. Kevorikian.
We will see different directors for all the forthcoming episodes.
The coronavirus pandemic changed the fate of Lex Luthor's fate as well. In an episode of 'Couch Surfing', Jon Cryer said the whole episode was rewritten and that Lex did not get defeated as planned.
"The Supergirl folks have talked to me because we couldn't shoot our last episode. We had shot some of the last episode, and they're gonna use some of that footage, but they're writing a whole bunch of new stuff around it," Cryer said.
"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!'" he added, "Supervillains, we relish our chance to actually not be defeated every now and then."
You can watch the trailer here.
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