‘Supergirl’ Producer Says Season 2 Improves Just Like ‘Arrow’ Did
However many loved Season 1 of CBS’ Supergirl, few would argue the DC drama suffered a few growing pains, and left room for improvement in Season 2. Moving to The CW (and Vancouver) makes that transition difficult to gauge, but producer Andrew Kreisberg claims Supergirl Season 2 will enjoy the same boon that Arrow did in its revered second run.
Collider had a chance to speak with Kreisberg at the TCA press tour, during which the all-around DC producer admitted a learning curve to Supergirl in its first season. Where Arrow fans accused the first season of leaning more soap opera than superhero, Kreisberg suggests Supergirl experienced similar trial and error, perhaps distracted in breaking certain ceilings:
We’re so proud of Supergirl last season, but it reminded us, a little bit, of Season 1 of Arrow. We knew there was a great show in there and, every once in awhile, we would make it great, but we didn’t know how to do it consistently yet. We really feel like this year, at least for us creatively, we’ve cracked the code and we’re coming out of the gate strong. It’s almost the same trajectory that we had on Arrow, where we started to figure it out towards the back half of Season 1, and we’re coming out of the gate really strong with Season 2. Season 1s are tough.
There was also the added pressure of having the first female superhero on TV, in a long time. There was a lot of expectation that the audience had, that the network had, that the studio had, and that we had for ourselves. It took awhile to put all of that aside and just start telling the right stories. It’s always been my experience that shows tell you what they want to be. Now, with the stories that we’re telling, Supergirl is finally becoming what it should be.
Elsewhere, in addition to the introduction of Tyler Hoechlin’s Superman, Lynda Carter’s POTUS, Floriana Lima as Maggie Sawyer and Katie McGrath as Lena Luthor, Supergirl Season 2 has cast several notable roles that include Cat Grant’s pseudo-replacement Snapper Carr, Sharon Leal as Miss Martian and Chris Wood as pod occupant Mon-El. Still unknown is if Supergirl Season 2 will introduce Superboy, or how the Maiden of Might ends up in a musical, or that epic four-way superhero crossover.
Supergirl has plenty other questions to answer on the road to Season 2's October 10 premiere, but will The CW move aid in a similar ascension as Arrow Season 2?