Supergirl is one of the first superhero TV shows to return in 2016, and CBS clearly won’t be holding back on big surprises for DC Comics fans in the New Year. Proving that is the new synopsis which has been released by them today, as it sheds some light on the introduction of a major new villain who Melissa Benoist’s Supergirl will be taking on for the first time.
Here’s the official synopsis for the episode – which is titled “Childish Things” – courtesy of the network:
“Kara does her best to support Winn when his father, the supervillain Toyman, breaks out of prison and seeks out his son for unknown reasons. Also, Cat offers Lucy a job at CatCo and Alex asks Hank to use his powers to help uncover Maxwell Lord’s plans, on SUPERGIRL, Monday, Jan. 18 (8:00-9:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network. Henry Czerny guest stars as Winslow Schott, Sr., aka Toyman.”
It sounds like things are about to take an intriguing turn for Supergirl next year, especially with the introduction of yet another Superman villain. However, even more interesting than that is perhaps the fact that Lucy Lane is clearly going to be taking on a larger role in the series, while we’ll also be seeing even more of Martian Manhunter, who’s perhaps one of the most surprising additions to Supergirl to date.