Back in late December, Sterling Gates tweeted out this mysterious photo. At the time, it was unclear just what he was doing on the set of the Supergirl show but everyone was excited that one of the best Supergirl comic writers was somehow involved with the televisions series.
Last week, Supergirl TV unraveled the mystery and announced that Gates wrote an upcoming episode for the show! Here is that link: http://www.supergirl.tv/sterling-gates-writes-ep-13 Furthermore, it is now known that Gates will be writing the episode with Mr. Mxyzptlk!
As a Supergirl comic fan, I am thrilled that Gates is getting this opportunity. And we know that he feels comfortable with this version of Kara given the excellent Adventures of Supergirl run he wrote last summer.
I also know that Gates is a huge Superman fan as well. I can't wait to see what mischief Mxy is going to be up to. As written here before, Mxyzptlk has plenty of history with Supergirl in all incarnations. He has done everything from destroy her middle school to want to marry her. So will this be a silly 5th dimensional imp? Or an evil sorceror type?
Episode 13 is scheduled to drop on 2/20 (if my math serves me right). Can't wait!
More recently, the show got early word that they will be back for season 3! That's incredible. Here is some coverage by Entertainment Weekly: http://ew.com/tv/2017/01/08/cw-supernatural-arrow-flash-renewed/
Think about how much we fretted over the show coming back for season two. Hearing that the CW recognizes what they have and committing to it! This is thrilling!
And then even kookier "news". The Music Meister, famed one-shot villain in an incredibly entertaining episode of Batman Brave and the Bold television show, has been named as the villain in the musical crossover episode between Flash and Supergirl. Here is a link: http://tvline.com/2017/01/08/supergirl-flash-music-meister-musical-crossover/
I think as soon as the musical crossover was discussed that fans everywhere clamored and begged for the Music Meister to be the villain. I guess this is news but it isn't surprising.
Incredible stuff all around!