Melissa Benoist as Supergirl
Kevin Smith revealed that Kara (Melissa Benoist) and Mon-El (Chris Wood) are going to face some Maaldorians in Season 2, episode 9 of “Supergirl.” The CW

Kevin Smith revealed the name of one of the alien species Kara (Melissa Benoist) and Mon-El (Chris Wood) are going to encounter in Season 2, episode 9 of “Supergirl.”

In an Instagram post, Smith — who directed the upcoming episode — revealed that the alien species seen standing next to a Dominator in Slaver’s Moon in the extended trailer for episode 9 is a Maaldorian.

It seems that the alien species was created specifically for the episode, so the abilities and the qualities of the alien species remain to be seen. While there are no known details about the Maaldorians, it appears that the Girl of Steel can still take them down even under a red sun. In the extended preview clip, Kara manages to punch a Maaldorian in the face.

According to the synopsis for episode 9, Kara and Mon-El find are transported to another planet called Slaver’s Moon while looking for a missing woman named Izzy. The Girl of Steel starts tracking Izzy’s whereabouts after she’s moved by her story. Although Snapper (Ian Gomez) orders Kara to ignore Izzy’s case, the budding journalist still decides to investigate her disappearance.

Kara takes Mon-El with her to the last place Izzy was seen, and the duo finds themselves thrust through a portal to Slaver’s Moon, where the downtrodden are sold as slaves. Unfortunately for Kara and Mon-El, Slaver’s Moon has a red sun, which means the two are stripped of their powers. Izzy is played by Smith’s daughter, Harley Quinn Smith.

A week ago, Smith also took to Instagram to reveal the “most unsettling prop” he’s ever worked with since he started to work in film and TV. See his post below:

“Supergirl” Season 2, episode 9, titled “Supergirl Lives,” airs on Monday, Jan. 23 at 8 p.m. EST on The CW.