The CW’s Supergirl returns for its fifth season with episode one, “Event Horizon.” Season five will see Supergirl wearing a new costume and also will mark the final season of Mehcad Brooks as Jimmy Olsen. Secrets will be revealed and new relationships will be formed.
Season five episode one was directed by Jesse Warn from a script by Derek Simon and Nicki Holcomb. “Event Horizon” airs on October 6, 2019 at 9pm ET/PT.
The cast is led by Melissa Benoist as Kara Danvers/Supergirl. Chyler Leigh is Alex Danvers, Mehcad Brooks is James Olsen/Guardian, David Harewood is Hank Henshaw/J’onn J’onzz, Katie McGrath is Lena Luthor, Jesse Rath is Brainiac-5, Nicole Maines is Nia Nal/Dreamer, Azie Tesfai is Kelly Olsen, and Andrea Brooks is Eve Teschmacher.
The “Event Horizon” Plot – SEASON PREMIERE – Kara (Benoist) is surprised to find that CatCo has a new owner who has brought in a star reporter. New couples emerge and explore their budding relationships while J’onn J’onzz (Harewood) receives an unexpected visitor.
Supergirl Series Details, The CW:
“Supergirl is an action-adventure drama based on the DC character Kara Zor-El, (Benoist). Twelve-year-old Kara escaped the doomed planet Krypton and was sent to Earth where she was raised by a foster family. Kara grew up in the shadow of her foster sister, Alex (Leigh), and learned to conceal the phenomenal powers she shares with her famous cousin, Superman, in order to keep her identity a secret.
Years later, Kara was living in National City and still concealing her powers, when a plane crash threatened Alex’s life and Kara took to the sky to save her. Now, Kara balances her work as a reporter for CatCo Worldwide Media with her work for the Department of Extra-Normal Operations (DEO), a super-secret government organization whose mission is to keep National City – and the Earth – safe from sinister threats. As Kara struggles to navigate her relationships and her burgeoning life as a reporter, her heart soars as she takes to the skies as Supergirl.”
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