Maggie Sawyer’s (Floriana Lima) work as a detective for the National City Police Department isn’t a cover-up to hide her superhero identity, because contrary to some fan theories, the new “Supergirl” character doesn’t have any secret alter ego.
Although Maggie is a little bit mysterious, executive producer Sarah Schechter confirmed to Den of Geek that the Science Police agent is a character that doesn’t have any superpower.
“Maggie is sort of suspicious, [but] she’s not a superhero. She’s a regular real life hero,” Schechter said.
At the Television Critics Association summer press tour last month, Schechter’s fellow executive producer Andrew Kreisberg revealed (via Entertainment Weekly) that a major character from one of the shows in the CW’s DC TV universe (“Arrow,” “The Flash,” “Legends of Tomorrow” and “Supergirl”) “is going to be exploring his/her sexuality and coming out.”
Initial buzz favored Alex Danvers (Chyler Leigh) who appeared to be distancing herself on purpose from admirer Maxwell Lord (Peter Facinelli) during the show’s freshman run. A lot of fans speculate that Alex would be sharing some romantic sparks with Maggie, whose comic book counterpart is actually a lesbian.
In Schechter’s interview with Den of Geek, the website tried to bait the exec producer with the idea that Maggie is going to be Alex’s love interest in Season 2. Schechter noticeably sidetracked the conversation when asked whether Maggie is getting some romance next installment.
Instead of giving a direct answer to the question, Schechter simply said: “What’s important for us in ‘Supergirl’ is that all the women on the show are really strong. I mean, it’s important on all of our shows and I think you see that in all of the shows, on ‘Arrow,’ ‘Flash’ and ‘Legends.’ ‘Supergirl,’ much like we were talking about if you have a great villain, it elevates your hero, if you have a strong woman, you want to surround her with other strong women.”
Although Kreisberg confirmed to TVLine last month that Maggie “is an ally” to Kara (Melissa Benoist), the exec producer said that there’s going to be an issue of jurisdiction between the Science Police and the D.E.O. (Department of Extra-Normal Operations), as the former deals with cases that are “out of the ordinary,” while the latter monitors any extra-terrestrial presence on Earth.
“Supergirl” Season 2 premieres on Monday, Oct. 10 at 8 p.m. ET on The CW.