With The Flash and Supergirl currently on hiatus, while The Defenders awaits its premiere, fans are eager to learn new details on each series. Now, Entertainment Weekly has revealed new information on the respective shows including what role Kara’s biological mother will play in season 3 of Supergirl, how Sigourney Weaver’s Alexandra may be connected to The Hand in The Defenders, and how team Flash will be coping without Barry Allen.
Supergirl co-showrunner Robert Rovner explained why they wanted to keep Kara’s mother, Alura, as a presence on the series:
“We wanted to keep Alura’s presence on the show because it really connects Kara to Krypton and her roots and what it meant to see her family and her planet destroyed. It’s an emotional grounding that’s always important.”
With Mon-El having possibly ended up in the Phantom Zone, co-showrunner Jessica Queller commented on the theory that Alura could be in the Kryptonian prison as well:
“Where Mon-El is and how he comes back is the central mystery of our season. But the theme of this season is what does it mean to be human? Kara is going to be especially grappling with that, and all of the characters are. The loss of her family and Krypton impacts that a lot. The mother-daughter relationship is something we still want to explore in whatever fashion.”
Revealing that the name “Alexandra” was chosen for Sigourney Weaver’s character because it “sounded regal”, The Defenders executive producer Marco Ramirez offered clues on Alexandra’s possible connection to The Hand.
“In Daredevil and Iron Fist, the two shows with the most references to the Hand, [characters] always say ‘Oh, there are players beyond [those we’ve met] that are bigger than this,’ or ‘There are people that work beyond this who are pulling the strings.’ The truth is she’s like the thing in the shadows who’s finally walking out.”
Confirming that Anne Dudek will be not returning to The Flash as a full-time member of the team, executive producer Todd Helbing did reveal how the team will be coping with Barry Allen’s absence:
“Everybody has risen to the occasion, everybody has stepped up. You have Iris now as team leader, you have Kid Flash and Vibe going out on the town and taking out all the meta, they’re working closely with Joe and CCPD. They’re pretty formidable, but they’re still not quite [what they used to be].”
Are you excited to see what’s in store for The Flash, Supergirl, and The Defenders? Share your thoughts below!
The Flash season 4 will premiere on Tuesday, October 10 at 8:00 PM ET on The CW.
Supergirl season 3 will premiere on Monday, October 9 at 8:00 PM ET on The CW.
Marvel’s The Defenders is set to debut on Netflix on August 18, 2017.
Source: Entertainment Weekly
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