Changes are coming to National City as Supergirl Season 5 adds a new supersuit and characters to the fold. Joining the small screen Arrowverse this season are DC's Andrea Rojas (aka Acrata) and renowned reporter William Dey.
The announcements come straight from the powerful Supergirl 2019 Comic-Con International panel where the showrunners and cast took to the stage on Saturday to discuss the upcoming season.
Supergirl is only one piece to Warner Bros. Television superhero puzzle, but it's been making headlines since it first premiered on CBS. It was quickly moved to The CW for its second season and slipped right into the extended DC universe that lived there. Executive Producer Greg Berlanti's ArrowVerse heroes often show their evolution through their suits each year. This will be the first time Kara Zor-El (Melissa Benoist), aka Supergirl, gets an upgrade, and it was worth the wait. The image shows a hardened, sleek costume designed by Victoria Auth and created by Ironhead Studios and Bill Hargates Costumes. Executive producer Jessica Queller and Robert Rovner had this to say about the new Kryptonian suit (now with pants!).
"We're beyond excited to update Supergirl's iconic suit. We think her new image is strong and powerful. We hope the fans are as excited about it as we are."
Joining the new threads on screen are a few new cast members. Veronica Mars star Julie Conzalo will appear as iconic DC character Andrea Rojas (aka Acrata), A polished businesswoman and heir to a Central American tech empire. The studio announced Rojas is making a hostile advance into the world of media. Unapologetic and unafraid to make waves, she also holds a mystical secret. We can expect to see Rojas in the season premiere on Sunday, October 6.
Also making his way to The CW is Staz Nair, who you might know from Game of Thrones where he played Daenerys supporter and Dothraki warrior Qhono. Nair will play original character reporter William Dey. 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. Nair (AMC's Humans) will also make his debut in the season premiere.
Supergirl is an action-adventure drama based on the DC Comics character Kara Zor-El, Superman's (Kal-El) cousin who, after 12 years of keeping her powers a secret on Earth, decides to finally embrace her superhuman abilities and be the hero she was always meant to be.
Supergirl returns for its fifth season on Sunday, October 6, at 9/8c on The CW. Produced by Berlanti Productions in association with Warner Bros. Television and based on DC characters created by Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster, Supergirl stars Melissa Benoist as Kara Danvers/Supergirl, Mehcad Brooks as James Olsen, Chyler Leigh as Alex Danvers, Katie McGrath as Lena Luthor, Jesse Rath as Brainiac, Nicole Maines as Nia Nal, Azie Tesfai as Kelly Olsen, Andrea Brooks as Eve Tessmacher, with David Harewood as J'onn J'onzz. Greg Berlanti, Jessica Queller, Robert Rovner and Sarah Schechter are executive producers. This news comes direct from Warner Bros. TV at SDCC.