We are less than a week away from the return of Supergirl Season 2 as Kara Zor-El (Melissa Benoist) continues protecting National City. The mid-season premiere will be a special one as it was directed by filmmaker and DC TV director Kevin Smith. In a new Instagram photo that he posted, Smith teased the appearance of a new alien species that is showing up in the ninth episode airing next week.
These Maaldorians are gently urging me to remind you that ONE WEEK FROM TODAY, the episode of @supergirlcw I directed takes flight! I’ll be LiveTweeting during the show and doing an FB Live afterwards so I can geek out over this outer space ep with you! So I’ll see y’all in #NationalCity next week! #KevinSmith #supergirl #dccomics #thecw
According to the director, they are called Maaldorians and if you look carefully in the extended trailer that was released recently, you can see one of them standing next to a Dominator, the same alien species that was introduced in the 4-show CW crossover last month. It was announced right before the crossover that the Dominators would be appearing on Supergirl as well and it remains to be seen if the Earth-38 versions of them are any different from the ones on Earth-1.
You can check out the extended trailer below along with the official description as well as promotional images in the gallery at the bottom. Be aware of potential spoilers though.
“Supergirl Lives” — (8:00-9:00 p.m. ET) (TV-PG, V) (HDTV)
KEVIN SMITH DIRECTS; ROULETTE RETURNS — Kara (Melissa Benoist) is moved by the story of a missing woman named Izzy (guest star Harley Quinn Smith) and decides to investigate despite Snapper Carr’s (guest star Ian Gomez) order to leave it alone. Kara takes Mon-El (Chris Wood) with her to the last place Izzy was seen and the duo find themselves thrust through a portal to another planet, Slaver’s Moon, where the downtrodden are sold as slaves. The leader of the trafficking ring is none other than Roulette (guest star Dichen Lachman). To make matters worse, Slaver’s Moon has a red sun, which means Kara and Mon-El are stripped of their powers and stuck on the planet with no way home. Meanwhile, back on Earth, Alex (Chyler Leigh) blames herself for Kara’s disappearance, fearing she’s become too focused on her new relationship with Maggie (guest star Floriana Lima) and too complacent in watching out for her sister. Kevin Smith directed the episode with story by Andrew Kreisberg and teleplay by Eric Carrasco & Jess Kardos (#209). Original airdate 1/23/2017.”
Supergirl Season 2 returns with new episodes on Monday, January 23 at 8/7c on The CW. Make sure to check back at Heroic Hollywood after every single episode of Season 3 for our weekly reviews.
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Source: Kevin Smith’s Instagram
[Photos via The CW]