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Supergirl - season 5 (The CW)

Discussion in 'TV Shows' started by Adam Lenhardt, Jul 20, 2019.

  1. Adam Lenhardt

    Adam Lenhardt Director

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    The Maiden of Might will return for a fifth season of adventures, premiering on Sunday, October 6 and 8/7c.

    Season 1 thread
    Season 2 thread
    Season 3 thread
    Season 4 thread

    The fourth season ended with Supergirl defeating Lex Luthor and the forces of intolerance; Brainy reconnecting with his emotional side; the U.S. president of Earth-38 being forced out of office in disgrace; war between the United States and Kaznia being averted; Red Daughter sacrificing herself for Kara; James Olsen losing an eye; Lena learning that Kara Danvers is Supergirl; Lockwood being imprisoned; the Monitor retrieving J'onn's long lost brother; and the Monitor resurrecting Lex Luthor. In other news, it turns out that Eve Teschmacher wasn't actually besotted by Lex Luthor, she was coerced into aiding him by a shadowy organization known as Leviathan.

    Jessica Queller and Robert Rovner will continue as showrunners for the fifth season.

    Melissa Benoist, Chyler Leigh, Katie McGrath, Jesse Rath, Nicole Maines, and David Harewood will continue as series regulars for the fourth season. Azie Tesfai, who was introduced last season as Jimmy Olsen's sister and Alex's new love interest, has been promoted to series regular. Andrea Brooks, who has recurred as Eve Teschmacher since the second season premiere, has also been promoted to series regular. Mehcad Brooks, who has played Jimmy Olsen since the pilot, will be departing the show during the first half of the fifth season. Jeremy Jordan, who left after the third season, is returning for a three-episode arc in the aftermath of the "Crisis on Infinite Earths" crossover event.

    Series star Melissa Benoist will make her directorial debut with the 17th episode of the season.

    After a fourth season centered around the immigration debate, the first half of the fifth season will tell an allegorical story about modern society's overrelliance on technology and our tendancy to turn to escapism rather than deal with the real problems facing our planet. Last season emphasized spectacle; this season will return the focus to the characters.

    New casting:
    • Julie Gonzalo as Andrea Rojas, "a polished businesswoman and heir to a Central American tech empire" who launches a hostile takeover of CatCo Worldwide Media. She also holds a mystical secret related to her Mayan heritage.
    • [Staz Nair as William Dey, a "hardened reporter ... who looks down on Kara’s earnest idealism" and has ties to National City's criminal underworld.
    • Meaghan Rath as a female Brainiac 5. She is the real-life sister of Jesse Rath, who plays Brainy.

    New permanent costume, which more closely mirrors the Earth-38 Superman costume:

    Comic-Con Trailer:
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    Garysb Cinematographer

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    “We think of this as our ode to Black Mirror,” showrunner Robert Rovner says of Supergirl’s fifth season, which finds our heroes battling technology itself. “The hope is that people would be more engaged with what’s going on and wanting to make the world a better place, but they seem to be more engaged with technology. We explore how that affects our characters and how our villains try to exploit that.” On a more human level, “the relationship between Kara and Lena is the emotional center of the season,” Jessica Queller avows. “Kara’s betrayal puts that friendship front and center.” Meanwhile, as Alex and Kelly are “getting to know each other better,” Nia and Brainy have a “slightly more challenging” romantic journey ahead of them. (“Brainy is… a little different,” the showrunners acknowledge.) And forget everything you’ve heard about Julie Gonzalo’s character, media maven Andrea Rojas (aka the superhero Acrata). “We put our own Supergirl spin on Acrata,” Rovner says, “one that is unique to our show.” And on the Big Bad front, expect Leviathan’s “agenda for Earth” to play out as a season-long arc.

    BONUS SPOILER!: Queller promises a big twist for Eve in Episode 2 — and it’s “not what fans might be expecting.”

    RETURN DATE: Sunday, Oct. 6 at 9/8c (The CW)
  3. Kevin Hewell

    Kevin Hewell Cinematographer

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    Can't wait!
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