CBS’s Supergirl wrapped its first season Monday night with an episode that wrapped up a lot of storylines and set up some big ones for a potential Season 2.
Spoilers ahead for Season 2 of CBS’s Supergirl!
The producers behind the DC Comics series opened up about the season finale with multiple outlets, with a key focus on what might come next if the network decides to renew the series for a new season. The official word is that Supergirl is still on the bubble, and a renew/cancel decision should come down at some point in May.
The season finale did an excellent job of wrapping up many of the first season’s major arcs (so if the show is canceled, it’s wrapped on a mostly good note), but the writers also dropped some major cliffhangers that could make for some fascinating twists in Season 2. The biggest twist came in the episode’s final minute, when a Kryptonian spaceship pod comes crashing out of the sky, with the occupant leaving Kara positively shocked. Who is it? That’s the $10 million question.
Here’s what producer Andrew Kreisberg told Entertainment Weekly about the mystery occupant:
“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.”
Best guess? When the ship went crashing down, my geek heart fluttered to a Green Lantern (since they do deal with a lot of alien threats), but with it being a Kryptonian ship, that’s probably less likely. So ... maybe Superboy? For what it’s worth, Kreisberg was mum on the topic.
Looking toward a potential renewal, producer Ali Adler told TV Line they’re actively discussing plans for a second season with the network and feel like the chances are looking good. Of course, the fact that the series hasn’t been picked up yet (while a lot of CBS shows have) isn’t a great sign, but it’s encouraging to hear it’s definitely in contention:
“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.”
What did you think of Supergirl’s first season? Would you like to see it return?