MILD SPOILERS AHEAD (Meaning, if the exec producer doesn’t mind talking about them, they can’t be really spoilery spoilers.)
Arrowverse executive producer Andrew Kreisberg has been teasing some of the major plotlines for Supergirl season three to Entertainment Weekly. Here are the highlights of his interview, including how he plans to do something new for the Arrowverse in terms of the season’s new big bad, Reign (played by Odette Annable) and how Lena might end up going to the dark side (don’t do it Lena, don’t do it!).
On where Kara’s at as the season begins: “When we pick Kara up, she’s feeling like being Kara Danvers was a mistake, that pretending that she was human, and having human goals, and trying to have a boyfriend, that those are all human things and all it’s done is break her heart. So the one thing that she’s great at is being Supergirl… It’s a little bit of a metaphor for any one of us — when our personal lives are going to hell, we throw ourselves into work… The first episode is a little bit of Kara finding her way back to Kara Danvers, not just Kara Zor-El.
On Mon-El’s return: “How-when-why Mon-El comes back is one of the big mysteries of the season, so I don’t want to give too much away, other than to say that he will be back.”
On the new big bad Reign: “I don’t want to repeat what I’ve done on Supergirl, nor do I want to repeat what I’ve done on Arrow and Flash, so when we were figuring out Reign, one thing we’ve never really seen on any of these shows is we’ve never seen the big bad become the big bad… When we meet Reign, she’s just a woman. Her name is Samantha Arias and she’s a single mom, and she has no idea that she is Reign. She has no idea that she was the baby in the pod at the end of last season, so the journey that she takes this season is watching her realise her heritage and see how it manifests.”
On Maggie And Alex (aka, Sanvers): “Unfortunately, Floriana (who plays Maggie) decided to move on, which left us with, how do we write her out as a regular while still honouring these two women who were deeply in love with each other? …It’s some of the most emotional stuff we’ve ever done, and Floriana has been so good in these first five episodes… Maggie does not die. I’m sure a lot of people are afraid of that. Maggie will continue to exist in the world and if the opportunity presents itself for her, she’ll come back.”
On Lena maybe going to the dark side: “Lena and Kara’s friendship will continue to grow. There’s a lot of Lena-Kara adventures early on in this season… As people are going to realise over the course of this season, it doesn’t take much to make you bad… they do one small bad thing and then that leads to another, and then to another, and so any time you’re watching Lena, you’re always wondering, is this the moment when she does the one small thing?”
Supergirl season three commences in the UK on Sky 1 on 16 October.