As we await official confirmation of Supergirl‘s second season, we’re also still reeling from Monday’s season one finale that wrapped a freshman run and introduced a new face (hidden within a spaceship) that will be a player in season two.
Supergirl showrunner Andrew Kreisberg chatted with Entertainment Weekly about what fans can expect coming in season two, including teases about that new arrival, Kara’s evolution as Supergirl, more focus on Alex and J’Onn J’Onzz, and a hint of who might be a season two big bad.
During the season finale’s last scene, we watched as something — someone — crashed-landed on Earth following Team Supergirl’s victory over Non and Indigo. The final shot finds Kara opening the spaceship that she has crash-landed and coming face-to-face with something that appears to be quite shocking. Something the audience will have to wait some time for.
“Obviously it’s our big cliffhanger of the season, so I’m not fully inclined to let everyone know who shot J.R.,” Kreisberg told EW. “It’s an important character, and they’ll play an important role in season 2.”
But is the character someone we’ve seen before in the comics? “Again, I don’t want to give too much away, but it’ll be cool,” he said. “The fans are going to be excited. It’s going to definitely shake things up for season 2.”
Here are some more teases from season two from Kreisberg:
Kara as Full-Fledged Supergirl
“This whole season has been about her embracing being Supergirl,” Kreisberg said. “In a way, this was her graduation episode. She hadn’t fully figured out how to integrate being Supergirl into her life. This whole season has been a learning experience for her. At the end of this episode, she’s fully Supergirl. Next season, you’re going to see a Supergirl who is more mature, and a bit more of a cohesive character. She’s taken the identity of Kara and the identity of Supergirl and merged them in a better way. You’re just going to see a more confident, stronger Supergirl than we’ve ever seen before.”
Further Exploration of Kara and James’ Romantic Relationship
“We wanted Kara to have a happy ending,” Kreisberg said. “She got everything she wanted. She had her family together — she had her sister and her adoptive mother (Helen Slater), Winn (Jeremy Jordan), J’onn, and she got the guy, too. When she was telling James to move on, that was her clumsy attempt at saying goodbye to everybody. Once she saved the day and lived to tell the tale, those concerns were alleviated.”
Focus on J’Onn J’Onzz Embracing His True Self
“Part of season 2 will be Hank embracing his Martian Manhunter-ness more, and people getting used to the fact that there is an alien amongst them and he is to be trusted,” Kreisberg hinted.
More Focus on Alex’s External Life
“We haven’t gotten to see much of Alex’s external life beyond the DEO or beyond her joining Kara’s crusade,” Kreisberg said. “One of the things we’re excited to explore in season 2 is getting to know Alex a little more outside of work and outside of the uniform — getting to see her as more of a fully fledged human being.”
Evolving Relationship Between Kara and Cat
“This year there were a lot of arguments about how to catch a boy and cupcakes,” Kreisberg said. “Next year, as Kara moves up in the professional world, their relationship will still be mentor and mentee, but their conversations, their arguments, their confrontations will be about more adult things; deeper, richer, professional conversations about the jobs that they’re doing. That’ll create a new and interesting dynamic between the two of them.”
Project Cadmus — and the Search for Jeremiah Danvers
“We’ve been discussing the big bad of season 2; Cadmus may or may not be related to that,” Kreisberg said. “The hunt for Jeremiah Danvers (Dean Cain) will definitely be part of season 2.”
Read more with Kreisberg over at EW.com.