Supergirl: Executive Producer Talks Show’s Structure

The seemingly eternal Lazarus Pit of information that is Entertainment Weekly delivered once again.

The seemingly eternal Lazarus Pit of information that is Entertainment Weekly delivered once again. This time, Supergirl executive producer discussed the show’s structural elements…

We’re not quite seeing Kara learn her powers in the pilot. Is that something you plan to explore via flashbacks or will we actually see her discover more of her powers as she goes?

The answer is both. We’ll absolutely see some flashbacks of her discovering them, because she was 12 years old when she landed here, and she didn’t have these powers on Krypton. Kal-El came here as an infant. He didn’t know himself on Krypton. Kara hasn’t used these powers very much or very well, certainly not to the extent that she’s going to be a hero as she started in the pilot. There will definitely be a learning curve at the beginning of the season…

CBS is definitely more of a procedural network, so what’s the balance like between having standalone episodes and including some overarching mythology?

We’re figuring out the alchemy now. So much of it is about guiding this woman as she goes through her every day life inspired by her work life, inspired by her partnership with the DEO, the Department of Extra-normal Operations. The DEO certainly has a procedural component. We absolutely want to embrace not the rom-com, but the romance and comedy of life. Hopefully, if we’re doing our jobs, we’re making people laugh and feel.

Supergirl premieres Monday, Oct. 26 at 8:30 p.m. ET on CBS. Stay with SciFi Pulse for continuing Comic-Con coverage.

Raissa Devereux became a life-long genre fan at the age of four when she first saw The Wizard of Oz at a screening at Arizona State University. Years later, she graduated from A.S.U. as an English major, History minor, Whovian, and Trekkie. Now a Florida transplant, she loves the opportunity Sci-Fi Pulse has given her to further explore space travel, time travel, masked heroes, gothic castles, and good yarns.
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