I think there’s something to be said when even naysayers of your first season are floored by the premiere of your second. Such is the case for Supergirl, which dazzled fans last night with its debut on The CW, a network that is known for its stellar superhero adaptations. Boasting an hour of spectacular action sequences, tons of charm, and the introduction of Tyler Hoechlin’s Superman, it’s no wonder that social media is buzzing today.
The first of two trailers for next week’s episode, “The Last Children of Krypton,” gives us a taste of the looming battle with John Corben/Metallo, whereas the second cobbles together footage from the premiere and upcoming episodes to tease what we can expect this season from the sinister organization known as Cadmus. Needless to say, it’s interesting stuff.
For more information regarding “The Last Children of Krypton,” check out the official synopsis below:
CADMUS attacks National City with a kryptonite powered villain who ends up seriously hurting Supergirl (Melissa Benoist). Superman (guest star Tyler Hoechlin) blames Hank (David Harewood) because the kryptonite was stolen from the DEO. Meanwhile, Kara’s first day at her new job doesn’t go as planned after she meets her new boss, Snapper Carr (guest star Ian Gomez). Glen Winter directed the episode written by Robert Rovner & Caitlin Parrish.
As we gaze a little further into the future, we’re happy to present a handful of images from the October 24 episode, “Welcome to Earth.” What’s especially cool about this offering is that TV’s Wonder Woman from the 1970’s, Lynda Carter, guest stars as the President of the United States. It’s always great to see those who played our favorite characters in the past return alongside the new guard, as it truly cements these icons and shows they aren’t bound to any one generation.
Here’s the official word regarding “Welcome to Earth”:
LYNDA CARTER (“WONDER WOMAN”) LANDS IN NATIONAL CITY AS PRESIDENT OLIVIA MARSDIN — An attack is made on the President (guest star Lynda Carter) as hot-button, alien vs. human rights issues heat up in National City. Supergirl (Melissa Benoist) and the DEO are assigned to protect the President and bring in the responsible party. Alex (Chyler Leigh) teams up with Detective Maggie Sawyer (Floriana Lima) to investigate the case while Kara searches for a recently escaped Mon-El (Chris Wood), who she fears may be the alien behind the assault. Rachel Talalay directed the episode written by Jessica Queller and Derek Simon.
Supergirl airs on Monday nights on The CW.