Melissa Benoist talked about what her iconic character Supergirl is going to be up against in season 4! Taking on a totally different tone than previous seasons, their world is more grounded in reality rather than fiction. Though there will still be aliens and crazy villains, the problems they deal with are much closer to home. Benoist mentions a new kind of big-bad that Supergirl must face this season, meaning audiences have much to look forward to.
Benoist is known for her character’s bright and hopeful take on life which contrasts with her cousin Superman’s more stoic appearance. These aspects of compassion and hope that make up Kara are a big part of how she was written. Benoist not only inspires audiences with her charming smile, but the way in which Supergirl is always there to lend a helping hand.
In season 4, Chyler Leigh gets to explore a new side of her character Alex as she navigates her identity and newfound responsibilities. Leigh talked about how her character considers the possibility of being a mother but how that would also affect her work as an authority figure. There was a lot of discussion on how this narrative would play out due to the plethora of scenarios her character may encounter.
Since she is taking on the DEO on her own, there is much need for self-reflection and self-growth before she considers a child. The upcoming season will put more focus on this journey and how her relationships have shifted. Between her and Kara, there will still be that ferocity Alex has when it comes to protecting Kara. However, the power dynamic will shift.
Alex is not only a strong character, but a great representative for the LGBT community. Leigh remarked how grateful she is to play a character like Alex that is relatable to so many. A whole new community is able to see themselves on screen making it so inclusive.
A fan favorite Katie Mcgrath is back in season 4 to play everyone’s favorite Lena Luther. McGrath said she is “playing human in a world of heroes” making her neither good nor bad but somewhere in between. This time she has found a new confidence in herself. After saving the world last season, she sees herself as more capable of getting stuff done. Audiences can look forward to watching Lena’s journey from her developing new tech to aid the heroes to how Supergirl’s and her relationship will play out.
If you have seen the last season of Supergirl, you would know the damage of trust between Lena and Supergirl. McGrath commented that for Lena, Kara and Lena’s relationship is still the same since she doesn’t know of her other identity. For Kara, it will be harder to wrestle with this relationship as she’s hiding her true identity.
McGrath is excited for the world to see this new season of Supergirl as the problems that play out are reminiscent of the real world. It hits close to home for many viewers which definitely will call for discussion. Lena’s character can empower fans and shows many that not everyone has to have powers to be a superhero.
Now living amongst the people, J’onn J’onzz must struggle with living up to his father’s ideals. As someone who wants to stand up to justice, he finds it difficult to do just that. Though he no longer works at the DEO, J’onn is still there for Alex to seek guidance if needed.
Harewood said that the script this season has a much different tone than the previous seasons. It is a bit darker and truer to the audience’s reality than one would expect for such classic superhero tale. The conflict even between him and Supergirl make stir things up a bit and show the importance of discourse. As an actor, he finds it fantastic to be surrounded by such strong female characters as it is about time that females take charge. The interactions that Harewood’s character has with new and old people force him to get out from behind his desk and act.
In addition to his experiences with the surrounding world, there is talk of him potentially falling in love. Harewood didn’t have much to say about this except for the potential problem of having to tell them that he was not born on Earth.
As Brainiac, Rath is excited to finally get a chance to play an alien and also be able to take a human form. He has taken on alien roles before, only he was hiding behind SFX makeup. While this makes it harder to put together a solid acting portfolio, he enjoys the mystery behind the mask. Rath said that getting to take on a different form enables him to feel free in his acting and thoroughly play the character. As an actor, it took some adjusting to feel comfortable acting as himself and not always in an elaborate costume.
His character Brainy, must learn to adapt in this new season now that he is stuck in a different century. Without the aid of his high-tech gadget in addition to dealing with a new set of people, he faces a learning curve. There is also the focus on how Brainiac deals with his experience of history. Rath talked about how there is this difference between knowing the history and being the one to experience it. His character comes to learn what it feels like to go through those difficult times, despite being a walking “spoiler-alert”.
Supergirl is back and is a force to be reckoned with! Melissa Benoist, Katie McGrath, David Harewood and more answered questions and talked about the show at the 2018 San Diego Comic Con. This new season is promising a whole new tone and perspective of the DC universe. They wanted to reflect the sort of issues that we see in our modern world. The cast and crew kept fans hyped up and anticipating the arrival of season 4. Old favorites are going through their own personal journeys and new characters are surely going to stir things up. Kara gets more in touch with her journalistic routes and Alex is even navigating her role as the head of the DEO. Brainiac5 played by Jesse Rath is going to be recurring character, and there is even the arrival of a new transgender superhero, Nia Nal, played by Nicole Maines. During the Comic Con Panel, fans can hardly keep still when learning the details about what to expect next season.
The cast discuss where the characters leave off at the end of season 3 and how that sets them up for the upcoming one. There are more grounded stories this time that gives audiences a glimpse into the characters’ personal lives. The cast hints at the emotional growth that will play out on screen, alongside how the show will tackle new obstacles that they haven’t done before. Though much is changing for Supergirl fans, the same core of hope and justice that makes the show so enjoyable will not be going anywhere.
Season 3 saw Supergirl stop Reign and the other Worldkillers’ threat to humanity and our planet, and in the process Kara was shocked to find her mother Alura alive and living in a salvaged Argo City that survived the destruction of Krypton. Reconnecting with her past caused Kara to realize that her true home is now here on Earth, where big changes are taking place for her and all of her friends in National City and also, it appears, for a doppelganger in Russia! Season 4 promises to be full of surprises, action, adventure, and lots of big revelations for Supergirl, Alex, James, J’onn, Lena, and Brainy. The series’ cast and creative team give a special video presentation, followed by a Q&A where they’ll discuss what’s to come and more! From Berlanti Productions in association with Warner Bros. Television, Supergirl’s fourth season will premiere in its new Sunday 8/7c time slot on The CW this fall. | Supergirl
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