‘Supergirl’ Producers Previews Lena Luthor, Superman & More Debuts

The Girl of Steel is finally returning to our television screens tonight as Kara Zor-El moves to The CW for her second year. The new season is going to be featuring a lot of new exciting players, from Superman (Tyler Hoechlin), Lena Luthor (Katie McGrath), Snapper Carr (Ian Gomez) and many more.

In a recent interview with TV Line, executive producer and show-runner Andrew Kriesberg chatted about the arrivals of  several of these new characters that will be debuting this year. First up, he gave some inside on what Lena Luthor will be bringing to National City and as a foe for the Last Daughter of Krypton.

“She does have a chip on her shoulder. In our iteration, Superman has finally defeated Lex and sent him to prison, and his company has fallen into ill repute because he’s obviously associated with all of these terrible things that are happening. So Lena is renaming the company from Luther Corp to LCorp. She’s trying to change the face of her company of her family — and how do you do that when every time she walks in a room, it’s like, “Oh, that’s Lena Luthor,” followed by whispers and “Never trust a Luthor.”

Part of her journey in these opening episodes is getting Kara and Clark to overcome their own prejudices, so it’s really interesting where she’s coming from. She says to Kara in the opening episode, “Can you imagine, every time you go somewhere, people judging you? Not based on you, but based on the actions of your family,” and Kara, with Superman as her cousin, can actually relate.”

While Cat Grant will be showing up here and there this season, Calista Flockhart is only going to be back in a recurring guest star position. That’s why we will be seeing Kara’s new boss, Snapper Carr, who Kriesberg define as being even tougher than the Cat Co CEO.

“Snapper is going to make Cat look warm and fuzzy. [Laughs] He’s very brusque. He does not think Kara is spunky or cute, and he is not interested in mentoring anybody. It’s sort of like when you spend two years working for a boss and you learn all their idiosyncrasies, and then your reward for doing such a great job is… to get a new job where you know nothing. Suddenly you’re on the bottom again and you’re dealing with a new boss that you don’t know. That’s sort of what Kara is going through, where as difficult as she thought it was working for Cat, the truth is she was actually great at her job, and she knew what her place was. And now she’s thrust into this new role where she’s lost and at sea and having to figure that out.”

Last, but not the least, we will be getting the Man of Steel this season and when Ali Adler, another show-runner and executive producer, was asked about if Kal-El will be mentoring his super-cousin, she gave an interesting response.

“Actually, I think you’ll be surprised to find it’s the opposite. Kara definitely teaches him, as well. This Supergirl — it’s her show, it’s her point of view — and we waited until she literally saved the earth to bring him on. Yes, he has more experience as Superman, but they both have a lot to teach each other.”

Supergirl Season 2 premieres tonight at 8/7c on The CW. Make sure to check back at Heroic Hollywood after every single episode of Season 2 for our weekly reviews.

Source: TV Line

Andy Behbakht

Andy Behbakht

Andy Behbakht is an online entertainment journalist who has been covering television and movies since 2010. In addition, he is also a podcast producer.