Superman Is Coming to 'Supergirl' Season 2 (But It Won't Be Henry Cavill)
"Supergirl" is becoming even more super in season two: Superman himself is set to appear on the show's sophomore season.
The show, which follows the exploits of the titular heroine and her alter ego, Kara Danvers (both played by Melissa Benoist), will be moving from CBS to The CW this fall, and the show is making sure that loyal viewers follow by also finally introducing the Man of Steel in the flesh. Though Supergirl's more famous cousin has been alluded to (and appeared in quick flashes) on the show's first season, he'll now have a proper role on the series, in what is set to be a two-episode arc.
According to Deadline, the plan is to introduce Superman (and Clark Kent) during the first two episodes of season two. While it's currently unclear if the character will appear again after that, the trade notes that it's likely, since his mythology is so closely tied to Kara's (and Superman is such an established household name).
Of course, DC fans who've been watching Henry Cavill's exploits as the Man of Steel on the big screen shouldn't get their hopes up about the Brit appearing on the CW show: "Supergirl" is actively looking for a different actor to cast. That follows the same pattern as fellow DC property -- and CW series -- "The Flash," which features two different actors portraying the hero on TV (Grant Gustin) and in film (Ezra Miller).
Season two of "Supergirl" makes its CW debut this fall on Mondays at 8 p.m.