[Warning: this article contains spoilers from the season one finale of Supergirl]
Last night was a big hour for fans of CBS’ Supergirl as we saw the conclusion to the first season for the Girl of Steel with Kara Zor-El facing her toughest challenge yet. While she came out victorious at the end, the finale titled “Better Angels” ended with a major cliffhanger as a Kryptonian pod landed on Earth and whoever is in it, Kara definitely seems stunned by this mysterious character.
In post-mortem interviews after the finale, executive producers Andrew Kreisberg and Ali Adler teased about who the character could be as well as where we are at with a Season 2 renewal. During an interview with TVLine, Adler gave some very positive words about the potential for a renewal by the network as she was asked what she has heard so far.
“We heard very positive things, unofficially, from Les Moonves. [CBS Entertainment President] Glenn Geller and [executive vice president of current programs] Bridget Wiley — they’ve all been very, very supportive. We’re definitely talking about what Season 2 looks like.”
The reference to Les Moonves (CEO of CBS Corporation) is to his quote back in early March where he said “We have five new shows on this year. Of those five, I believe all five of them will be renewed, and we own four of them” which was a strong indicator that Supergirl was coming back for a second year. However, no announcement has been made so far as they may be waiting till May 18 which is when CBS will be holding their Upfront.
Entertainment Weekly also spoke with Kreisberg as they asked him about who this mystery character could be, whether they are friend or foe and if this is someone from the comic books.
“Obviously it’s our big cliffhanger of the season, so I’m not fully inclined to let everyone know who shot J.R. It’s an important character, and they’ll play an important role in season 2. Again, I don’t want to give too much away, but it’ll be cool. The fans are going to be excited. It’s going to definitely shake things up for season 2.”
EW also tried to get an answer out of Kreisberg when speculating that the character is in some way related to Project Cadmus, which is where the character of Connor Kent a.k.a. Superboy was created from. However, the producer wouldn’t give a single word of response to that thought.
Hopefully more will be revealed soon, including an official Season 2 pick-up for Supergirl.