Superman (Tyler Hoechlin) is stopping by National City in Season 2 of “Supergirl” to teach Kara (Melissa Benoist) an important lesson.
In an interview with TVLine, executive producer Andrew Kreisberg said that if Season 1 was about Kara learning to be a hero, Season 2 is about Kara trying to merge her role as protector of the city and her role as an employee at CatCo Worldwide Media into one. Kreisberg revealed that she is going to get some pointers on that from Superman.
“She’s always felt like Clark [Superman’s alter ego] makes everything look so easy — he’s effortlessly Superman, and he’s effortlessly a great boyfriend, and effortlessly a great reporter,” Kreisberg said of how Kara sees her cousin. “And one of the things he admits to her is that none of this is easy … that ‘I’m making it up as I go, and some days are better than others.’”
Despite Superman’s key role in Season 2, the character is only confirmed to appear in the first two episodes of the upcoming installment. Executive producer Sarah Schechter said during the show's San Diego Comic-Con panel (via Variety) last July that Hoechlin’s role on the show is strictly supporting as the focus of the series is still on Supergirl.
Since Superman is one of Kara’s few surviving family members, Schechter said during a roundtable interview at Comic-Con with /Film that introducing the Man of Steel to the show is a way to develop Kara’s character even further.
Aside from Superman, other new characters who will be introduced in Season 2 of “Supergirl” are Kara’s new boss Snapper Carr (Ian Gomez), National City Police Department detective Maggie Sawyer (Floriana Lima), Lena Luthor (Katie McGrath), Daxamite Mon-El (Chris Wood), Miss Martian (Sharon Leal) and the female president of the United States played by Lynda Carter.
“Supergirl” Season 2 premieres on Monday, Oct. 10, at 8 p.m. on The CW.