Supergirl Season 3: Finding Her Way Back To Kara Danvers
The new season of Supergirl kicks off one week from tonight. The third season of the series, second on the CW, will have a theme of what it means to be human. It's an interesting choice for a show led by an alien and featuring multiple others.
The season kicks off with Supergirl (Melissa Benoist) dealing with the loss of Mon-El and forgoing her humanity to focus on just being Supergirl. We'll also see what happens with Alex (Chyler Leigh) and Maggie (Florianna Lima) after the proposal, we'll meet the father of J'onn J'onzz (David Harewood), his name is M'yrnn and he'll be played by Carl Lumbly. And we'll get a new super villain in Reign (Odette Annable).
With Reign, we'll get something very different. Andrew Kreisberg told EW.com:
"I'm not only competing with myself on Supergirl, but I'm competing with myself on all the other shows that I've done, and by that, I mean I don't want to repeat what I've done on Supergirl, nor do I want to repeat what I've done on Arrow and Flash, so when we were figuring out Reign, one thing we've never really seen on any of these shows is we've never seen the big bad become the big bad. Usually on these shows, you either meet the big bad at the end of episode 1 or you meet them at episode 7 or 9, and you realize that they've been pulling the strings the whole time and were out there working with their multi-year plan to take down the heroes or destroy the city. When we meet Reign, she's just a woman. Her name is Samantha Arias and she's a single mom, and she has no idea that she is Reign. She has no idea that she was the baby in the pod at the end of last season, so the journey that she takes this season is watching her realize her heritage and see how it manifests."
He also spoke about the theme for the season and how Kara pushed her humanity aside:
"The thing that everybody is struggling with on Supergirl this season is, what does it mean to be human? And it's something that Kara is going through, it's something that J'onn is going through, it's something that Alex is going through, and it's also something that Reign is going through, so it's a really strong emotional through-line that's affecting both our heroes and our villain. When we pick Kara up, she's feeling like being Kara Danvers was a mistake, that pretending that she was human, and having human goals, and trying to have a boyfriend, that those are all human things and all it's done is break her heart. So the one thing that she's great at is being Supergirl. She just saved the world in the finale last year, and when we pick her up in the premiere, she is kicking ass and taking names. It's a little bit of a metaphor for any one of us — when our personal lives are going to hell, we throw ourselves into work. But that's not the Kara that Alex knows, that Lena knows, that James knows, that J'onn knows. The first episode is a little bit of Kara finding her way back to Kara Danvers, not just Kara Zor-El."
Supergirl returns for Season 3 on Monday, October 9th at 8 p.m. on the CW.