Release Date, Cast, Renewed or Canceled
‘Supergirl’, if you didn’t guess it already, is an American superhero action-adventure television series that was originally made by CBS, but currently airs on The CW. Created by Ali Adler, Greg Berlanti, and Andrew Kreisberg (the latter two are also co-creators of ‘Arrow’ and ‘The Flash’), the show follows the adventures of Superman’s cousin, Kara Zor-El, who comes to Earth to embrace her destiny as one of Earth’s protectors. The show, unsurprisingly, is set in the Arrowverse and intersects with other shows like ‘Arrow’ and ‘The Flash’ which wall in the same universe.
Season 1 of ‘Supergirl’ first made its way to viewers’ screens on October 26, 2015, and was praised by television critics and viewers alike, who praised it for creativity, performances by the cast, and the themes addressed in the show. Riding on this appraisal, the show has, since then, seen four seasons air, all of which are critically acclaimed and have achieved considerable commercial success. Now, in what comes as delightful news for fans of the show, The CW has announced that ‘Supergirl’ will return again for a fifth season. Here’s everything we know about the next season.
Supergirl Cast: Who is in it?
Being a superhero show that has spanned four seasons, ‘Supergirl’ has quite an extensive list of main cast members.
Leading the pack is Melissa Benoist as 24-year-old Kara Danvers / Kara Zor-El / Supergirl, who is one of the last surviving Kryptonians. On Earth, Kara has to hide her real identity, and she assists her adoptive sister in her work for the Department of Extra-Normal Operations (DEO) in National City. Kara’s human adoptive sister, Alexandra Danvers, is played by Chyler Leigh.
Mehcad Brooks plays the role of James Olsen / Guardian, a former photographer for the Daily Planet, who moves to National City, and is one of Kara’s initial romantic interests. Jeremy Jordan plays Winslow “Winn” Schott Jr. a brilliant tech expert and Kara’s best friend, who later works as Olsen’s vigilante partner. David Harewood, meanwhile, plays the role of J’onn J’onzz / Martian Manhunter, who serves as the head of the DEO using supervillain Hank Henshaw’s appearance after the latter dies in Peru trying to kill Jon.
Calista Flockhart plays media mogul Cat Grant who coins the term “Supergirl” after Kara stars using her powers to keep National City safe. Later, Cat becomes the White House Press Secretary for President Olivia Marsdin. Chris Wood, meanwhile, plays Mon-El, a prince from the planet Daxam who has powers that are akin to those of Superman and Supergirl.