Mehcad Brooks joked while at the 2016 San Diego Comic Con that season two of The CW’s Supergirl opens up with a flash-forward to Kara Danvers (Melissa Benoist) and James Olsen’s wedding. Then again, maybe he’s telling the truth. Series executive producer Greg Berlanti confirmed during the summer TCAs that The Flash/Supergirl crossover will be a musical episode (both Benoist and The Flash‘s Grant Gustin co-starred in Glee) so truthfully anything, including a season two episode one flash-forward wedding, is possible.
“It’s a workplace relationship; there’s a lot going on,” explained Brooks on where we actually pick up with James and Kara at the start of the new season. “She’s still finding her footing. She knows who she is as Supergirl. She doesn’t really know who she is as Kara yet. James is finding his footing in National City. So, there’s up and downs like any relationship.”
Brooks says the introduction of Superman won’t cause a rift between James and Kara. “Not at all. He’s very supportive,” said Brooks. “If your best friend started dating your cousin, I would hope you’d be happy – unless your best friend is a complete d-bag and then that says a lot about you! So, he’s supportive. We do have the bro-to-bro conversation about that and he gives me some advice. And, then I end up giving him some advice too about some things.”
Asked if Superman (played by Tyler Hoechlin) will sort of be taking over James’ role as the voice of reason, Brooks replied, “Here’s the thing. Kara lived in Krypton, obviously, and Superman is from Krypton. They are misfits in our world and so they kind of serve this purpose for each other where they don’t feel alone. He helps her sort of juggle her life, helps her sort of find her footing as a superhero and a person. But, I think she needs less mentoring at a certain point.”
Jeremy Jordan who plays Winn Schott says season two will find Winn finally getting to meet the Man of Steel. “Winn loves himself some Superman,” said Jordan. “He’s like the ultimate Superman fanboy and the fact that he gets to meet him and talk and maybe help him out a little bit is like a dream come true for him. There’s some really fun, funny stuff and a cool dynamic between the two of us.”
Jordan also said we’ll see a different Winn than in season one. “Winn’s sort of learned a lot about himself. He’s gotten more confident. We’re going to see him leaving CatCo because, what is he, the IT guy? He doesn’t have an identity to cover up or anything. He can go somewhere and explore his full potential, so we’re going to see that. I think that’s going to really give him the big boost. And, you know maybe confidence is sexy!”
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