In the wake of the #MeToo movement and the increased confidence victims of sexual misconduct find along with it, some shocking shops have been cleaned out. Speaking at TCA 2018, according to EW, Supergirl star Melissa Benoist addressed how this has affected her show and what this means for its future.
Supergirl showrunner (and The Flash/Arrow/DC’s Legends of Tomorrow EP) Andrew Kreisberg was fired by Warner Bros. in November after multiple accusations of sexual harassment. Benoist said his actions were a "major disappointment."
“I have to say that the way our show has recovered as a cast and a crew together,” Benoist continued, “we have an atmosphere on set now that I’m extremely proud of, and there are a lot of amazing men that work on our show, and we have a lot of amazing women that are in powerful positions on our show as well."
Citing co-showrunner Jessica Queller and executive producer Sarah Schechter, Benoist notes that these bosses help the cast and crew “fight for equality and for a safer atmosphere in the working space.”
Benoist has remained committed to this ideal since the allegations against Kreisberg broke, saying on Twitter at the time that she would now be “even more committed to being a part of changing the norm by listening when people speak up, and refusing to accept an environment that is anything less than a safe, respectful and collaborative space.”
With creative power at the top now focused on the issue, it seems like the set is now in a stable position -- even though Supergirl will face a production delay (allegedly unrelated to Kreisberg’s investigation and firing).