Ali Adler, Mehcad Brooks, and Peter Facinelli were on hand to discuss Supergirl and I highly recommend going to the article to read all the comments but I thought I would post a few that caught my eye here.
Adler on taking on the show: "What's amazing for
us is we were able to sort of weave our own canvas, taking the best
parts of the historical comic book character. Characters like Alex
Danvers are whole cloth -- we created her for this."
I am beginning the think that I am really going to love Alex Danvers. Who has Supergirl had as a a mentor or confidante like this? Some fans have told me they think Alex is going to be a sort of Lana stand-in from the Gates/Igle run.
Adler talked the inspirations for "Supergirl."
"We're so inspired by things like 'Buffy' and 'Alias.' Those are strong,
badass women. [Supergirl] is just superpowerful, and it's incidental,
almost, that she's female -- you won't forget it, but you'll take away
that she's badass."
Well, Adler does a great job of giving some street cred to the show, dropping the Buffy and Alias examples.
Adler revealed one of the DC Comics villains coming to the series:
Toyman. "There's definitely going to be a connection between the villain
Toyman and one of our heroes, played by Jeremy Jordan."
We knew a Toyman would eventually come around to this show but I always thought it would be Jordan in season 2. I suppose that can still happen.
So what is the connection? Uncle? Father? Brother?
The executive producer also
disclosed that the "Supergirl" writers' room is 50 percent female: "As
it should be." She said that brings "balance and truth to the show."
"This is a spectacular show," Adler continued. "Every department is
really pushing itself to be super, and we're really trying to bring you a
feature film every week."
How great is that!
Asked about Kara's career aspirations, Adler
stated, "I think we're always shifting and growing. She loves where she
is, she's definitely inspired. She's this radiant burst of life you seen
on the screen -- in real life she is as well." "I think she's inspiring no matter what her gender is," Adler told a
fan. "We like to look at each episode with, 'What would she be like
without her superpowers?' and boil down her essence. Aspirational and
As I have said ad nauseum, this show seems to get what Supergirl is all about. A radiant burst of life. Aspirational. Inspirational!