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Coming to you live, well as live as a written article can be, from San Diego Comic Con, we've got all the Supergirl news fit to print! This morning we got to interview the cast in twos. Because there were so many cast members and showrunners at the convention, they paired up. We are uploading those videos as we speak. In the meantime, there was some interesting news coming from the Supergirl panel. First is the addition of two new characters.

Andrea Rojas: She is the new owner of Catco.The character has an alter-ego in the comics too that may make an appearance! She will be played by Julie Gonzalo Andrea and is described as:

A polished businesswoman and heir to a Central American tech empire [who is] now making a hostile advance into the world of media. Unapologetic and unafraid to make waves, she also holds a mystical secret

William Dey: New reporter joining Catco and will make Kara question if she wants to even still be at Catco. William has worked with Andrea before. He will be played by Staz Nair. William is described as:

On the surface, he’s a cynic and a sellout who looks down on Kara’s earnest idealism. Dey’s not interested in making friends, he just wants to get the story — but his ties to the criminal underworld could prove problematic.

Additionally, we learned that Ma'alefa'ak will be voiced by Phil LaMarr but will not be played by an actor. Ma'alefa'ak is an adept shape changer and wants to keep his true form hidden as best he can. Jon Cryer made a special appearance to moderate the panel! If you thought we were done with Lex then guess again! He's coming back! Of course we got to see our first footage from the show. Season 5 only has episode 1 in the can for now so the footage was likely all from the first episode. You can check it out below:

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#40 RE: Supergirl SDCC Panel NewsKelly 2019-07-24 20:50
Quoting Supergirl.tv Admin:
Quoting Kelly:
Julie Gonzalo is now a regular, confirmed by Julie herself.

I thought we said that already, must have forgotten to add it.

You could have and I missed that detail.
#39 RE: Supergirl SDCC Panel NewsSupergirl.tv Admin 2019-07-24 15:46
Quoting Kelly:
Julie Gonzalo is now a regular, confirmed by Julie herself.

I thought we said that already, must have forgotten to add it.
#38 RE: Supergirl SDCC Panel NewsKelly 2019-07-24 15:27
Julie Gonzalo is now a regular, confirmed by Julie herself.
#37 RE: Supergirl SDCC Panel NewsKelly 2019-07-22 14:27
I've heard 7 for all the leads, but I've never seen anything written.
#36 RE: Supergirl SDCC Panel NewsKiwi 2019-07-22 12:47
Quoting Kelly:
I have no clue what Melissa's contract is, but I believe the show will run as long as she wants to put on the cape.


Melissa's started on CBS so yeah who knows what their contract terms are and if that same contract carried onto the child network. I did hear Grant Gustin say @ SDCC on the weekend that he had a 7 year contract so he has a decision to make next year if he wants to continue on beyond that, The Flash could feasibly go 10 seasons.
+2 #35 RE: Supergirl SDCC Panel NewsKelly 2019-07-22 12:13
Quoting superbill:
Quoting jacksc01:
I just have to say, for me, I LOVE Supergirl's new attire and if it keeps her warm and healthy, I am all for it. I come to the show to see Melissa and her acting skills. Second to that for me are the sister's relationship. I know in many scenes I have wondered why they did not switch her over to pants. One scene I am thinking of was when they discovered a fighting club for aliens runned by Roulette and SuperGirl had to fight Draaga (Season 2, Episode 4, 16:28-17:48). In that scene pants would have been much better. So I can understand how the switch to pants is beneficial both for Melissa's health and dignity in some fighting scenes. I think her new outfit brings a strength and power of someone who has matured in both of these values. I'm really looking forward to season 5.


Well said, and I totally agree! Yes, I loved the skirt. So did Melissa, once. But circumstances have changed, as you point out. I too am looking forward to season 5, and I think it will be a very interesting one. I believe the show will run at the least through season 7, skirt or no skirt.


Agreed......I have no clue what Melissa's contract is, but I believe the show will run as long as she wants to put on the cape.
+2 #34 RE: Supergirl SDCC Panel Newssuperbill 2019-07-22 12:09
Quoting jacksc01:
I just have to say, for me, I LOVE Supergirl's new attire and if it keeps her warm and healthy, I am all for it. I come to the show to see Melissa and her acting skills. Second to that for me are the sister's relationship. I know in many scenes I have wondered why they did not switch her over to pants. One scene I am thinking of was when they discovered a fighting club for aliens runned by Roulette and SuperGirl had to fight Draaga (Season 2, Episode 4, 16:28-17:48). In that scene pants would have been much better. So I can understand how the switch to pants is beneficial both for Melissa's health and dignity in some fighting scenes. I think her new outfit brings a strength and power of someone who has matured in both of these values. I'm really looking forward to season 5.


Well said, and I totally agree! Yes, I loved the skirt. So did Melissa, once. But circumstances have changed, as you point out. I too am looking forward to season 5, and I think it will be a very interesting one. I believe the show will run at the least through season 7, skirt or no skirt.
+3 #33 RE: Supergirl SDCC Panel Newsjacksc01 2019-07-22 10:29
I just have to say, for me, I LOVE Supergirl's new attire and if it keeps her warm and healthy, I am all for it. I come to the show to see Melissa and her acting skills. Second to that for me are the sister's relationship. I know in many scenes I have wondered why they did not switch her over to pants. One scene I am thinking of was when they discovered a fighting club for aliens runned by Roulette and SuperGirl had to fight Draaga (Season 2, Episode 4, 16:28-17:48). In that scene pants would have been much better. So I can understand how the switch to pants is beneficial both for Melissa's health and dignity in some fighting scenes. I think her new outfit brings a strength and power of someone who has matured in both of these values. I'm really looking forward to season 5.
+1 #32 RE: Supergirl SDCC Panel NewsEire El 2019-07-22 08:08
Although I disagree with you on the writing being terrible or that Lena's path is dumb (both being subjective after all), I do agree with your noticing that Lena seems to have no trouble keeping her own secrets. This would make her statement to Kara on the way home from Kaznia hypocritical (as Kara was doing her homage to Christopher Reeve's near reveal after the "can you read my mind" scene).


Quoting Supergirl_peril:
However, the way they are getting her there is dumb. Did she not hide the fact that she figured out who Reign was, and that she was keeping her captive? What about her hiding things from James, and Kara for that matter like her experiments with haran-el? It is terrible writing.
+1 #31 New suit / pants issue - final thoughtRomulus 2019-07-22 06:58
And, as my final point (mercifully) on this hashed-out subject:

To lightly paraphrase Edna Mode from the Incredibles: "NO PANTS!" ;-)

Edit: Really, WB and the CW / Berlanti-verse shows should look into applying 3M's "Thinsulate" material and the company's technology/application know-how in order to weatherproof their actors' costumes. I'm sure Colleen's shop could gain a huge benefit from working with them when making costumes for colder climate location shoots such as YVR. It's worth looking into!


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