Produced by Greg Berlanti and Ali Adler, Supergirl stars Melissa Benoist, Calista Flockhart, and Chyler Leigh.
During the panel, Leigh spoke about the influence of Supergirl on younger female audiences:
I have two girls, and right before taking this job, my husband was really challenging me in the sense of, like, ‘Think about what this opportunity is and think about what it means to you and look at our little girls and if you don’t have a resounding yes then you’re crazy.’ For little girls, there’s so much on TV that is influential especially towards the younger ages. To be a part of something that’s telling a very powerful story in many different ways from many different perspectives, especially from a women’s standpoint but also from little girl’s standpoint, is rewarding.”
Berlanti also addressed the series’ upcoming crossover episode with The Flash, which airs on March 28th.
We needed to create a way to do it. We had to introduce Superman since you’ve heard about him and you’ve heard about Supergirl, but in worlds of ‘Arrow’ and ‘Flash,’ they didn’t exist in that world. We introduced the multiverse in ‘The Flash’ this year and that was always our way in.”
Finally, when asked if the series has been picked up for another season, Adler revealed little:
We’re excited to tell as many stories as the 75 years of the amazing DC canon will afford us to do — so 75 years, Les Moonves.”
What do you think? Do you watch Supergirl? Would you like another season?