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Good evening Supergirl fans. A very tired crew here tonight. We just got back from preview night. We were able to get in room reactions from the fans who watched the Batwoman pilot early, picked up some of our swag bags, and got a few colllectables. By now you likely know (thanks to some of our impressive forum users) Andrea Brooks has been promoted to a season regular in season five! So excited to see her more and to speak with her at the convention. That of course wasn't all the Supergirl news today (why do they do this when we are traveling).


On Entertainment Weekly, Melissa and showrunners, Jessica Queller and Robert Rovner spoke about their feelings on season 5. Melissa described the season as a fight for Lena's soul! As we all know now, Lena learned the truth about Kara at the end of season four when Lex dropped a bomb on her! Speaking about season 5 Melissa said:

This season’s going to be a fight for Lena’s soul. I was devastated that it was Lex Luthor that told her. That was such a shot in the heart to Lena, a character that my character loves so dearly. It was painful.

Jessica Queller and Robert Rovner were excited to share that this will be the first season that their predecessor hasn't had any involvement with. The show's vision will be entirely owned by them. This is what they had to say:

It’s our Black Mirror season. What we’re looking at is how technology is impacting the way people engage and giving them an escape not to engage. It seems like nowadays, everyone is kind of on their phones or not really present, and so we wanted to speak to that and kind of how it might be hard to live in the ugliness of what’s going on, and how a character like Kara can try and help us overcome that. It speaks to a lot of the stuff the characters will be going through. Lena throws herself into a type of work that is going to increase people relying on tech rather than relying on humans who can hurt you. The way Lena found out about this lie definitely colors how things are going to unfold between [Kara and Lena].

There were a few more comments from the showrunners and some amazing new photos which you should certainly check out via the link above!

For now, its time to get some sleep! Share your thoughts with us in the comments below and in the forum! Keep us advertisement free and visit the suppot page!

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#15 RE: Brooks Season Regular/Black Mirror SeasonKelly 2019-07-19 10:55
Quoting Brierrose:
Quoting Kelly:
Andrea is also expecting a little one....
She’s far enough along to post on instagram and she’s definitely showing a small bump. Given that, the baby will be due sometime before production ends in April. I wonder if they’ll hide the pregnancy or incorporate it. Eve could fake or really be pregnant with Lex’s baby. That would certainly make her more sympathetic to Kara, Lena, or especially Alex if she makes contact with them.

She should have it long before production ends...I'm thinking more towards having it during the hiatus in Jan. Feb.
#14 RE: Brooks Season Regular/Black Mirror SeasonBrierrose 2019-07-19 06:44
Quoting Kelly:
Andrea is also expecting a little one....
She’s far enough along to post on instagram and she’s definitely showing a small bump. Given that, the baby will be due sometime before production ends in April. I wonder if they’ll hide the pregnancy or incorporate it. Eve could fake or really be pregnant with Lex’s baby. That would certainly make her more sympathetic to Kara, Lena, or especially Alex if she makes contact with them.
#13 RE: Brooks Season Regular/Black Mirror SeasonKelly 2019-07-18 19:17
I'm thinking we are going to get some of Brainy's family coming to town with them talking about technology.....
+1 #12 RE: Brooks Season Regular/Black Mirror SeasonLibertyPrime 2019-07-18 17:42
Quoting muckle9999:
It would seem that they are trying to distance themselves from last season but they were very much involved with the direction of the show. I mean they are the executive producers of the show. I thought they were bringing on a new writer this season. I forgot his name but he is highly regarded in the super hero stuff.

I don't know, muckle9999; they seemed extremely proud of S4 in every other interview I recall.

The new writer is Jay Faerber. I hope he injects some comic book sensibility to balance topical stuff.
#11 RE: Brooks Season Regular/Black Mirror Seasonmuckle9999 2019-07-18 17:20
Quoting LibertyPrime:
"Jessica Queller and Robert Rovner were excited to share that this will be the first season that their predecessor hasn't had any involvement with. The show's vision will be entirely owned by them."
I may have misread the article, but I thought they were referring to Season 4 as their first without the old regime's vision.


It would seem that they are trying to distance themselves from last season but they were very much involved with the direction of the show. I mean they are the executive producers of the show. I thought they were bringing on a new writer this season. I forgot his name but he is highly regarded in the super hero stuff.
+1 #10 RE: Brooks Season Regular/Black Mirror SeasonLibertyPrime 2019-07-18 16:35
"Jessica Queller and Robert Rovner were excited to share that this will be the first season that their predecessor hasn't had any involvement with. The show's vision will be entirely owned by them."
I may have misread the article, but I thought they were referring to Season 4 as their first without the old regime's vision.
+1 #9 RE: Brooks Season Regular/Black Mirror SeasonKelly 2019-07-18 15:22
Andrea is also expecting a little one....
+1 #8 I dig the suit upgrade ....scforbes8489 2019-07-18 14:22
Nice suit upgrade and, as for the antagonist ... I think it sounds intriguing. If Leviathan is as ubiquitous as they sound - "...everywhere..." - it makes sense that in a 21st century story they'd be connected into every cell phone, social media account, and "Alexa" out there. Kara's nemesis could be more nebulous and difficult to fight than a Reign or a Luthor. Especially if they have access to tech that can neutralize Supergirl, season five has the characters in place and the setting for a fun and intense story arc.
#7 RE: Brooks Season Regular/Black Mirror Seasonmuckle9999 2019-07-18 13:29
Congrats to Andrea Brooks. She's a fine actress and will continue to do well on the show. I guess the failure of season 4 doesn't matter much to the producers and it's damn the torpedoes... full speed ahead.
#6 RE: Brooks Season Regular/Black Mirror SeasonTriggy 2019-07-18 13:22
Hmmm. Technology as the antagonist.

Gives me the Superman 3 vibes.

Superman 3 imagined computers to be a powerful force to recon with.

I liked Superman 3 as a kid, and watched it many times because "Supergirl" was slated to be released the next year.

I hope this season will be exciting.


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