8 Things You Didn’t Know About “Supergirl”
Supergirl had a lot of pressure on it when CBS brought the series to air in October, 2015. Following the massive success of Smallville from 2001-2011 on the CW, it was clear the audience was there, but superhero fans are fickle and hard to please, so producers, networks and the cast have been working hard to make Supergirl a hit. After a bit of a bump in the road and a switch from CBS to The CW, it seems Supergirl is getting another chance. With the third season on the go, check out 8 things you didn’t know about the superhero series!
8. The Comics
Right after Melissa Benoist was told she landed the lead role of Supergirl herself, the actress took to reading the New 52 ‘Supergirl’ comics in order to try to get to know her character and what to expect. Unfortunately, shortly after, producers informed her they were going in a different direction with the character. Then, just before Supergirl‘s series premiere, DC Comics actually canceled the Supergirl comic book and would return as Supergirl: Rebirth, and would incorporate elements from the series instead.
7. Season Two
Although Supergirl made it through and was ordered for a second season, there were some major changes during season two. Calista Flockhart went from having a prominent role as Cat Grant to a “reduced number of appearances.” Kara was promoted, so they added actor Ian Gomez as her new boss, Snapper Carr.