It’s finally happening: Superman is coming to Supergirl!
EW has learned the iconic superhero will first be seen visiting his cousin Kara (Melissa Benoist) in National City at the beginning of season 2. Further details on the role, which is currently being cast, were not yet available.
“Greg [Berlanti], Ali [Adler] and I are beyond thrilled to welcome Clark Kent and his slightly-more-famous alter ego to the world of Supergirl,” says executive producer Andrew Kreisberg. “Superman will be appearing in the first two episodes of the new season we cannot wait to see who next dons the red cape!”
Producers have previously stressed this is Supergirl’s story, but they left open the possibility of seeing the Man of Steel on the series. “It will always be a dream of ours to be able to have Clark or Superman on the show,” Kreisberg previously told EW ahead of the season 2 renewal. “Hopefully with continued success, that opportunity will one day present itself.”
Though this will be the first time the viewers will truly see Superman, his presence has been felt on the show. The Man of Steel has kept up a relationship with his cousin via online correspondence, and even appeared as a child when Kara suffered from the Black Mercy. He also appeared in the final episodes of the season when Non set off the doomsday device Myriad — or at least his boots did.
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The news comes as Supergirl is moving from CBS to The CW, where it will live alongside other Berlanti series Arrow, The Flash, and DC’s Legends of Tomorrow — all of which will cross over for an epic event slated for December.
Supergirl will return Mondays this fall at 8 p.m. ET on The CW. In the meantime, get scoop on season 2 here.