When it was announced last June that Superman (Tyler Hoechlin) will be appearing in the flesh in the first two episodes of “Supergirl” Season 2, one of the concerns among fans was how the CW series would make sure that the Man of Steel would not overshadow his lesser known cousin, Kara (Melissa Benoist), in her own show.
It turns out, however, that the former CBS series isn’t going to hide the reality that Superman is more popular than the Girl of Steel. In fact, executive producer Andrew Kreisberg recently told Moviefone that the show is embracing that truth, which happens to be one of the things that defines the dynamic between the two children of Krypton.
“People [on the show] are in awe of Superman, just in the same way that the audience is,” Kreisberg said. “So part of what Kara is dealing with is he walks into a room and everybody gets real quiet and stares, and she’s like, ‘Oh God, oh brother. All right, it’s my cousin. Get over it.’”
“She’s dealing with that over the course of the episode,” the exec producer continued. “So rather than sort of shying away from the fact that, in a way, he’s sort of more famous than her, we're embracing it.”
In an interview with IGN last month, Kreisberg likened the dynamic between Supergirl and Superman to a scenario where one’s brother was a famous rock star or a famous movie star.
“All you remember is a lifetime of growing up and fighting over who’s sitting in the backseat, and sharing a bathroom. … And then you go to a restaurant, and people are sending him drinks, like, ‘Oh, right this way...’ That's sort of Kara’s interaction [with Superman],” Kreisberg said.
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“Supergirl” Season 2, episode 1, titled “The Adventures of “Supergirl,” airs on Monday, Oct. 10 at 8 p.m. ET on The CW. Check out the synopsis for the episode below:
“When a new threat emerges in National City, Kara / Supergirl teams up with her cousin, Clark Kent / Superman, to stop it. Kara is thrilled to have family in town but it leaves Alex feeling a bit left out. Meanwhile, Hank (David Harewood) and Supergirl are stunned by the pod that came crashing to Earth.”