When the Supergirl television show was first announced, a number of fans (myself included) hoped that Sterling Gates would be tapped to join the writing staff. After all, there were elements of the show that seemed to riff off of Gates' hallowed run with the character (along with superstar artist Jamal Igle).
And then when Gates wrote the Adventures of Supergirl digital comic based on the television show, another outcry came up from fandom. Gates seemed to have such a great handle of the characters ... not only this Supergirl but also Winn, Alex, and the rest of the cast. Why wasn't he on the show's writing staff?
And then, last week, Gates posted this pic on Twitter. That is clearly a chair with a headset and his name adorned with a Supergirl Season Two banner. He has to be on set.
Now the picture was posted without text, so I don't know what he was doing there. But I have to assume he was there as one of the script writers.
And if that is true, it couldn't happen to a nicer and better creator. Gates work with the character is appropriately lauded. He deserves to be there.
As for me, I have always wanted my name on a director's chair, implying I have some important position. Maybe one day.