Will ‘Supergirl’ Return For Season 2? The Girl Of Steel Has More Work To Do
CBS's DC Comics-based superhero drama Supergirl has tackled a lot in Season 1. Kara Zor-El/Danvers has revealed her powers to the world and struggled to balance her superhero antics with her role as Cat Grant's assistant — all while saving the world, no less. But, even though Season 1 has been an enjoyable ride, I'm wondering if we'll get to see more of Kara (and Cat, and Kara's other friends) after the Season 1 finale. So, will there be a Season 2 of Supergirl?
The answer to this question is a little tricky, actually. CBS hasn't officially renewed Supergirl yet, but unofficially CBS CEO Les Moonves did hint a renewal was likely. As reported by Deadline, Moonves said he believed all five of the network's new shows during the 2015-2016 season would be renewed, which includes Supergirl. From what I can tell, that means CBS is leaning toward renewing the series, but they may be waiting until after the season is completed, or until their TV upfronts presentation in May (where networks announce what advertisers and viewers can expect from their upcoming television season, aka where a lot of renewal/cancellation announcements are made) according to MediaVillage. Unfortunately, that means we may not know whether Supergirl will return for Season 2 right away, but we should know within a month or so of the Season 1 finale.
Personally, I'm going to stay positive about a Supergirl Season 2, so to pass the time until we find out for sure, I've gathered some hints and developed my own theories about what the show could explore during the Girl of Steel's second outing. First off, original Wonder Woman star Lynda Carter would likely appear in Supergirl Season 2. According to Entertainment Weekly, Supergirl co-creator Greg Berlanti said, "We had the perfect role for Lynda Carter. We couldn’t work out her schedule. Next year.” He additionally teased that she could be the president of the United States (though that might have been a joke).
Plus, if you're wondering whatever happened with Project Cadmus (the shadowy government organization that may or may not have Jeremiah Danvers), it will return next season. In an interview with IGN, Supergirl executive producer Andrew Kreisberg said Project Cadmus will be featured in Season 2: "You know, Cadmus has such a rich history in the comics and the animated shows. There's so much there to mine. It'll definitely be part of Season 2." Of course, if Non and Myriad are the main villains of Season 1, that leaves room for Project Cadmus to be the big bad of Season 2.
What else could Supergirl explore in Season 2? Well, I for one want to see more of Kara and James Olsen's relationship. They spent most of Season 1 giving each other googly eyes from across the CatCo offices, so Season 2 should dive into how a relationship between them would actually work. Plus, I'd love to see more of Kara and Cat's friendship/mentorship, and did I mention we need more crossovers with The Flash? Because that is a definite must. So, hopefully Supergirl gets renewed for a second season since this superhero show has plenty of comic book lore and on-screen relationships to develop.
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