Also… fuck you, Jessica Queller and your cheerful “long awaited bridal shower!” garbage… we all know what you’re planning to do and how this is ending. So tired of them hyping up something they know they’re killing in a couple episodes.
Calista Flockhart will return as Cat Grant in the Supergirl season 3 premiere, new showrunners Jessica Queller and Robert Rovner told reporters ahead of the Supergirl panel at San Diego Comic-Con Saturday. She is expected to recur on the CW drama in the new season.
“The way that Calista appears in the first episode is really clever,” star Melissa Benoist told reporters.
Flockhart was one of the original cast members when the Greg Berlanti-produced show aired on CBS; however, she took on a recurring guest-star role in season 2 when production moved to Vancouver in the wake of the show’s jump to The CW. She appeared in the first two episodes of season 2, which saw Cat decide it was time to move on from Cat-Co. In the finale, she made her triumphant return to National City to help Supergirl with the Daxamite invasion.
Floriana ASKED to not be a regular anymore…Floriana WANTED to look for other things… There’s ut answer… They can’t kidnap her and make her do the show!
oh okay so when Jess Queller started raving at SDCC about how we “won’t even notice the difference” and how they are “dedicated to sanvers” and to telling a “modern love story” after they already knew floriana had to step down because they failed to lock her in for season three that was when we were supposed to clue in?? We were supposed to just know they were blowing shit out of their ass? Cool, good to fucking know.
My problem isn’t with sanvers breaking up. It’s the way they’re doing it and feeding into bullshit tropes, the way they have been LYING for months, the way they’re putting all of the blame on Floriana when in fact they’re the ones that fucked up and didn’t extend her contract quick enough so she was forced to look for work/income somewhere else.
The point of this post continues to fly over everyones fucking heads.
My friends and family laugh at me because even when doing something that is supposedly “just for fun” like this blob, I can’t seem to shake my “professional hat” and I go into hardcore “research and analysis mode” from time to time.
But it does pay off!
I think I found our “partner in crime”, i.e. the hardcore Chris Wood fan among the Supergirl writers!
Jessica Queller - one of the main writers on both Supergirl 2x8 and 2x13, where the most obvious nods to Chris’ prior work appear (i.e. the “Containment” scene in 2x8 and the “Mon El in his underwear” scene in 2x13).
She is also one of the main writers (”story by”) for the Supergirl season 2 finale tomorrow. The episode title is a direct quote by Hillary Clinton that she retweeted back in February.
Jessica Queller has written for many shows including Felicity, Gilmore Girls, Ed, Gossip Girl, Vegas, The Carrie Diaries, and currently, Supergirl. So many shows that I have enjoyed the witty banter and the on screen romances, so I am really looking forward to more of her writing for Karamel in season 3.
I also went back to check her credits for The Carrie Diaries - lo and behold she was executive producer for ALL THREE EPISODES that Chris was prominently featured in.
BUSTED! CASE CLOSED! Jessica Queller is the hardcore Chris Wood fan in the Supergirl writer’s room and we love her for it!
It also just goes to show how smart Chris Wood is about his career, because in all interviews he talks about the importance of building relationships with the creative and business teams, as he has with WB/CW. He has certainly succeeded! After all, Julie Plec is arguably the biggest Chris Wood fangirl of all and it is obvious that TPTB at WB/CW also love him.
Um, hell’s yeah?! So glad to see how unanimous the kudos have been for Mighty Calista’s return - fingers crossed for an amazing finale for her too (Queller is the co-writer, so signs are good). Still would be awesome to get a word from Ninjalista herself, but I’ll absolutely take what we can get. And FINALLY something from Melissa about her too!!
Ali Adler, co-creator, executive producer and co-showrunner of the CW/Warner Bros. TV series Supergirl, is heading to CBS TV Studios where she has signed an overall deal. Under the pact – Adler’s first overall agreement — she will develop new projects for CBS Studios and also will consult on the studio’s new CW drama series Dynasty, a reboot of the hit primetime soap. While she is leaving Supergirl full-time, Adler will remain involved in the show as executive consultant.
The CW superhero drama series Supergirl is beefing up its showrunner ranks heading into its third season with the promotion of Jessica Queller and Robert Rovner to co-showrunners alongside co-creator Andrew Kreisberg.
The move follows the departure of co-creator/co-showrunner Ali Adler, who has signed an overall deal at CBS TV Studios. She will remain an executive consultant on the CW series.
Both Queller and Rovner joined the Warner Bros. TV-produced Supergirl midway through the first season as co-executive producer and consulting producer, respectively. Rovner was elevated to executive producer at the beginning of Season two. Queller is now also being promoted to executive producer, joining fellow exec producers Kreisberg, Greg Berlanti, Rovner and Sarah Schechter.
To the producers and creative minds behind Supergirl:
There is an off chance that any of the Supergirl producers might be able to read this, but I am trying nonetheless since this is a matter which I feel is of importance to everyone affected, to Sanvers fans, and to the Television show in general.
Supergirl has always prided itself with having diverse characters to complement its diverse audience. It adored fans with its themes of female empowerment, importance of family, redemption, and an accurate and moving coming-out story along with positive LGBTQ+ representation.
And recently, spoilers have circulated that one of the show’s beloved couples, Alex Danvers and Maggie Sawyer, mutually agrees to end their relationship. And to add insult to injury, there are rumors where Alex will drunkenly hook-up with LoT’s Sara Lance in the upcoming crossover.
From the beginning, their relationship was well-received and well-loved by Television critics and by fans of the show itself- fans who strongly resonate with both of the characters and of the relationship. Truly, right from the start of Alex’s coming-out arc, it was a groundbreaking story that changed lives and upped the ante for more positive representation of LGBTQ+ characters and couples alike. And true enough, introducing a story like this does not end there. The challenge is and always has been about how to properly tell the story to be more truthful, realistic, and powerful - to be always consistent with one’s promise of positive queer representation while being faithful to the story and its characters. In the words of Bryan Koneitzko, one of the creators of The Legend of Korra, the mere introduction of an LGBTQ+ character and romance “isn’t a slam-dunk victory for queer representation.” There is always more to it than that.
As people of mainstream media, I know you are well-aware of the impact and influence of mainstream television to the viewers. And I believe that some of you have seen it on social media yourselves. With all due respect, if those spoilers are true that you decided to break-up Alex and Maggie, and then have Alex hookup with Sara Lance, then it would be the ultimate disservice to the fans of Sanvers, especially members of the LGBTQ+ Community (who comprise a relatively large number in SG’s audience, by the way), whom you have assured that you are “committed to their relationship long-term,” or that “fans would love it,” and of course having a story that would “honor the love between those two.” It would be unfair to the actresses who brought these characters to life, to the people who worked hard for this relationship to work, and of course, to the fans whose lives were changed, who were moved, who cling to these stories because they have deeply resonated with it - after promising all of the above mentioned, the damage would be beyond repairable. But most importantly, it would be the ultimate disservice to the story itself - one that took a season-long buildup that poignantly showed the milestones of their relationship (think of Episode 2x19) that eventually lead to the proposal. From the start, we all knew that Sanvers would be #Endgame.
Think about all those young girls who have deeply connected with Alex’s journey and her eventual romance with Maggie that showed a happy, positive representation of what a relationship should be. Think of all the young girls, who are in the closet, discriminated for who they are, who find faith and hope in the beautiful relationship of Sanvers. Think of all of the people out there who long for the love Alex and Maggie have.
Again, I am writing simply because #SanversMatters and deciding to break them up (and having the other half drunkenly hookup with someone else) will be the ultimate injustice to the fans, the actresses who breathed life into the characters, and to the story itself. And to take it away from the affected viewers who comprise a large number of the audience would immediately result in an uproar which I think would be difficult for the Supergirl team to get out of. You may justify the breakup and the hookup all you want, but you can never take back all the hardwork everyone has put in this story; you can never take back the words you have uttered in assurance of the future of Sanvers.
I know that this simple letter will not change what has transpired in the next episodes. May this serve as a reminder, that you will be held accountable for all of this, one way or another - and you should be willing to face the consequences once the time comes. As concerned fans and viewers, we feel that justice should be delivered on all fronts, and to remind you to never underestimate the power of media representation in times of adversity.
To close this letter, I would like to share a quote that fits with the fans’ current disposition:
“There is no justice in this world, not unless we make it.” - Petyr Baelish, Game of Thrones
For as long as there is little to no adequate queer representation in mainstream television, we will continue to fight.
Thank you and may the light of reason shine through all of you.
“Crisis on Earth X, Part 1” — (8:00-9:00 p.m. ET) (Content Rating TBD) (HDTV) THE EPIC FOUR-WAY CROSSOVER WITH “ARROW,” “SUPERGIRL,” “THE FLASH” AND “DC’S LEGENDS OF TOMORROW” BEGINS — Barry (guest star Grant Gustin) and Iris’s (guest star Candice Patton) wedding brings the gang together, but things go awry when villains from Earth-X attack the ceremony. All of the superheroes band together with help from their super friends like Citizen Cold (guest star Wentworth Miller), The Ray (guest star Russell Tovey), Felicity Smoak (guest star Emily Bett Rickards), Iris West and Alex Danvers (Chyler Leigh) to take on their most formidable villains yet. Earth’s mightiest heroes – Green Arrow (guest star Stephen Amell), Supergirl (Melissa Benoist), The Flash (guest star Grant Gustin) and White Canary (guest star Caity Lotz) – lead their teams into battle to save the world. Larry Teng directed the episode with story by Andrew Kreisberg & Marc Guggenheim and teleplay by Robert Rovner & Jessica Queller (#308). Original airdate 11/27/2017.
“Crisis on Earth X, Part 2” — (9:00-10:00 p.m. ET) — Barry (guest star Grant Gustin) and Iris’s (guest star Candice Patton) wedding brings the gang together, but things go awry when villains from Earth-X attack the ceremony. All of the superheroes band together with help from their super friends like Citizen Cold (guest star Wentworth Miller), The Ray (guest star Russell Tovey), Felicity Smoak (Emily Bett Rickards), Iris West and Alex Danvers (guest star Chyler Leigh) to take on their most formidable villains yet. Earth’s mightiest heroes – Green Arrow (Stephen Amell), Supergirl (guest star Melissa Benoist), The Flash (guest star Grant Gustin) and White Canary (guest star Caity Lotz) – lead their teams into battle to save the world. James Bamford directed the episode with story by Marc Guggenheim & Andrew Kreisberg and teleplay by Wendy Mericle & Ben Sokolowski (#608). Original airdate 11/27/2017.
“Crisis on Earth X, Part 3” — (8:00-9:00 p.m. ET) — Barry (Grant Gustin) and Iris’s (Candice Patton) wedding brings the gang together, but things go awry when villains from Earth-X attack the ceremony. All of the superheroes band together with help from their super friends like Citizen Cold (guest star Wentworth Miller), The Ray (guest star Russell Tovey), Felicity Smoak (guest star Emily Bett Rickards), Iris West and Alex Danvers (guest star Chyler Leigh) to take on their most formidable villains yet. Earth’s mightiest heroes – Green Arrow (guest star Stephen Amell), Supergirl (guest star Melissa Benoist), The Flash (Grant Gustin) and White Canary (guest star Caity Lotz) – lead their teams into battle to save the world. Dermott Downs directed the episode with story by Andrew Kreisberg & Marc Guggenheim and teleplay by Todd Helbing (#408). Original airdate 11/28/2017.
“Crisis on Earth X, Part 4” — (9:00-10:00 p.m. ET) (CONCLUSION)— Barry (guest star Grant Gustin) and Iris’s (guest star Candice Patton) wedding brings the gang together, but things go awry when villains from Earth-X attack the ceremony. All of the superheroes band together with help from their super friends like Citizen Cold (guest star Wentworth Miller), The Ray (guest star Russell Tovey), Felicity Smoak (guest star Emily Bett Rickards), Iris West and Alex Danvers (guest star Chyler Leigh) to take on their most formidable villains yet. Earth’s mightiest heroes – Green Arrow (guest star Stephen Amell), Supergirl (guest star Melissa Benoist), The Flash (guest star Grant Gustin) and White Canary (Caity Lotz) – lead their teams into battle to save the world. Gregory Smith directed the episode with story by Marc Guggenheim & Andrew Kreisberg and teleplay by Phil Klemmer & Keto Shimizu (#308). Original airdate 11/28/2017.
‘In the Season 2 finale of Supergirl, Kara suffered a major blow. Her boyfriend Mon-El was forced off-planet after Team Supergirl released lead, one of the Daxamites’ only weaknesses, into Earth’s atmosphere to stave off an alien invasion — and that loss has made a major impact on the Girl of Steel. At Comic-Con International in San Diego, Supergirl star Melissa Benoist revealed how Kara is dealing with that loss when Season 3 kicks off.’
’ “It’s a couple months past where we left off,” she explained. “When we pick up in Season 3, Kara has very much dedicated herself to Supergirl, and I don’t think she really wants to address what happened for Kara Danvers personally, because that was such a massive heartbreak for her. So the balance is a little off-kilter right now, and this season I think we’re really going to explore her identity. She’s really questioning whether she’s a human or an alien and which she wants to be.” ’
’ “She’s in National City, just really going at every possible crime she could,” she continued. “CatCo’s still there, but it’s definitely up in the air and she’s questioning her role as Kara Danvers.” ’
‘Asked about her ultimate wish for Kara, she said, “I wish she could have had that perfect formula that she felt that she had with her love and her career and being a superhero and juggling all of that.” ’
’ “In Season 2, she was struggling with ‘Can she have it all?’ In Season 3, she’s really struggling with ‘How does she compartmentalize being a superhero with those human feelings that are uncomfortable for her?‘” added executive producer Robert Rovner. “So she ends up throwing herself more into work, which complicates all of her relationships.” ’
‘Kara has suffered a lifetime of loss, having living through the destruction of Krypton and the alleged death of her step-father Jeremiah Danvers. It seems, then, that her most recent loss has pushed her over an edge. After all, Benoist’s comments here echo the Season 3 sizzle reel, in which her character says, “Kara Danvers was a mistake.” Per executive producer Jessica Queller at the show’s SDCC panel, “The theme of Season 3 is, ‘What does it mean to be human?’ And all of the characters will really be exploring that character, especially Kara.” ’
CAT GRANT RETURNS – Supergirl (Melissa Benoist) grapples with whether or not to obey the President’s (guest star Lynda Carter) orders regarding Rhea’s (guest star Teri Hatcher) latest actions. Meanwhile, Cat Grant (Calista Flockhart) returns to National City. Millicent Shelton directed the episode written by Jessica Queller & Derek Simon (#221). Original airdate 5/15/2017.”
FLIPPING THE SCRIPT TO NATIONAL CITY,
IT SEEMS THAT WHILE THE FLASH WILL be lighter in tone, Supergirl will be going darker,
picking up where Season Two left off with Kara
having to allow Mon-El to fly into space to escape
Earth’s atmosphere, which had become poisonous
to Daxamites in order to thwart an invasion. Now
she’s dealing with the repercussions of that.
“The theme of this season is humanity,”
explains executive producer Robert Rovner. “And
all the characters are kind of grappling with what
it means to be human. And human emotions as it
relates to that other side of their lives, either being
part of the DEO or being a superhero and being an
alien. It will be a slightly darker season. “
Emphasises co-executive producer Jessica
Queller: “It will be more adult, grounded and
complex as the characters grow up. I think it’s
necessary for deepening the tones of the show.”
No doubt forcing that growing up on her is the
arrival of Reign (Odette Annable), a world-killer
rocketed away from Krypton before it’s destruction
and, like Kara and Kal-El, arriving on Earth.
“She was bio-engineered in a lab on Krypton,”
details Annable, “just like Kara and Clark, but
her motives are much different than any of the
other villains that we’ve seen on Supergirl. She’s
not out to kill everybody. She’s not out to rule
the Earth like other villains have been. She has
a very specific agenda and her story is really quite heartbreaking. She and Supergirl have very
similar powers, so in that way she’s going to be
Kara’s greatest match so far.”
Queller elaborates: “The theme of the season,
the characters discovering their humanity, will
absolutely apply to Reign as well.”
When Mr. Mxyzptlk (guest star Peter Gadiot), a magical imp, shows up on Earth and declares his love for Kara (Melissa Benoist), she tries to let him down easy, thinking him harmless. However, he decides it’s a challenge and starts to wreak havoc on National City. Mon-El (Chris Wood) has seen beings like Mr. Mxyzptlk on Daxam and knows how dangerous they can be. He and Kara argue over how to get rid of Mr. Mxyzptlk, further straining their relationship.
Meanwhile, Alex (Chyler Leigh) and Maggie (Floriana Lima) celebrate their first Valentine’s Day together.
Stefan Pleszczynski directed the episode written by Jessica Queller & Sterling Gates.