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Supergirl Season 2 Preview

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The Supergirl saga continues when the second season premieres tonight. The series makes the leap from CBS to the CW, the same network as powerful players The Flash, Arrow and DC’s Legends of Tomorrow.

Normally, this network-to-network move would be considered the show’s biggest news. It’s not. The fact this transition puts a four-episode crossover directly in our path is huge, too. But there’s still something about Season 2 that promises to be more super than ever before. Namely, the presence of Kara’s cousin, Kal-El a.k.a Superman a.k.a. Clark Kent. Tyler Hoechlin from Teen Wolf takes on Man of Steel duty.

Last season, Clark was strictly an off-screen force who sent Jimmy Olsen to help guide Kara’s journey into superhero-dom. The two cousins often private messaged each other — that was their main source of communication. There was also the time Superman fell victim to Myriad.

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Supergirl star Melissa Benoist feels Kara spending quality in-person time with Clark is a good thing. “I thought it was a natural progression of our story,” she said in a recent press call. “[Clark’s] her only living family member and I think that’s kind of a necessary relationship to explore for both characters.”

“You see how he has relationships with everyone on the show,” she added. “He has history with a lot of them. Some of them he meets for the first time and it’s hilarious, like Winn. I think it’s only going to reap benefits and Tyler Hoechlin is the man to do it. He’s the perfect man to do it.”

Kara has a busy agenda in Season 2 which includes the plot points left hanging from last season. There’s the matter of her new position at CatCo, one she still needs to figure out. The Jimmy and Kara connection is still in play. On top of all that, there’s the mystery man that fell to Earth in a pod. “He has a huge role to play in this season and he’s going to change everyone’s lives,” Benoist teased.

As for what’s new, look for Kara to interact with Lena Luthor, played by Merlin‘s Katie McGrath. “Lena has come to National City to rebrand her brother’s company and to rebrand it in the name of good,” said Benoist.

So far Lena’s true motivations aren’t totally clear. “It’s hard for anyone in the House of El to trust a Luthor and I think that Clark and Kara are very aware of that,” she said. “It’s a good relationship that people will really be interested in.”

Lynda Carter (TV’s Wonder Woman) joins the show as the President of the United States. “She’s full of sound advice and amazing stories,” Benoist said. “I loved working with her and I think everyone else on the show did, too. And she looks amazing.”

And finally, the mega-crossover featuring all four of CW’s superhero shows will be a major highlight of this season. “We’re in the middle of filming them. It’s been so much fun. I can’t even tell you how much fun it’s been. It’s kind of a crazy feeling to be surrounded by that many people in superhero outfits.”

Supergirl‘s second season achieves flight tonight at 8/7c on the CW.

Synopsis for the Season 2 Premiere, “The Adventures of Supergirl”

THE CW HAS A NEW HERO AND SHE’S BRINGING SUPERMAN WITH HER — When a new threat emerges in National City, Kara/Supergirl (Melissa Benoist) teams up with her cousin, Clark Kent/Superman (guest star Tyler Hoechlin), to stop it. Kara is thrilled to have family in town but it leaves Alex (Chyler Leigh) feeling a bit left out. Meanwhile, Hank (David Harewood) and Supergirl are stunned by the pod that came crashing to Earth. Glen Winter directed the episode with story by Greg Berlanti & Andrew Kreisberg and teleplay by Andrew Kreisberg & Jessica Queller (#201). Original airdate 10/10/2016.

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