'Supergirl' Season 3 Has an Official Premiere Date

Look up in the air! It’s a bird! It’s a plane! It’s … a press release from The CW announcing the Season 3 premiere date for the hit superhero action-drama Supergirl.

That’s right, folks, Kara and the gang will be back for the show’s second season on The CW (after premiering on CBS) this fall, with the first episode set to air on Monday, October 9 at 8 p.m. Eastern.

The CW made the announcement on Thursday, along with the premiere dates for the three other Arrowverse shows, The Flash, Legends of Tomorrow, and Arrow. The Flash and Legends will form a two-hour block on Tuesdays starting on October 10 at 8 p.m., while Arrow will move from its usual Wednesday slot to Thursdays at 9 p.m.

When we last left Supergirl, she’d fended off a Daxamite invasion, but in the process had to unleash a bio-weapon that drove her boyfriend Mon-El off of the planet. Details about what to expect in Season 3 are starting to trickle in, but we know that Mark Gibbon’s General Zod will be a threat, and Odette Annable has been cast as the main villain for the season, a living Kryptonian weapon known as Reign.

The CW’s official synopsis doesn’t really reveal, uh, anything, but here it is anyway:

Supergirl is an action-adventure drama based on the DC character Kara Zor-El, (Melissa Benoist) Superman’s (Kal-El) cousin who, after 12 years of keeping her powers a secret on Earth, decides to finally embrace her superhuman abilities and be the hero she was always meant to be. Twelve-year-old Kara escaped the doomed planet Krypton with her parents’ help at the same time as the infant Kal-El. Protected and raised on Earth by her foster family, the Danvers, Kara grew up in the shadow of her foster sister, Alex (Chyler Leigh), and learned to conceal the phenomenal powers she shares with her famous cousin in order to keep her identity a secret. Years later, Kara was living in National City and still concealing her powers, when a plane crash threatened Alex’s life and Kara took to the sky to save her. Now, Kara balances her work as a reporter for CatCo Worldwide Media with her work for the Department of Extra-Normal Operations (DEO), a super-secret government organization whose mission is to keep National City and the Earth safe from sinister threats. At the DEO, Kara works for J’onn J’onzz (David Harewood), the Martian Manhunter, and alongside her sister, Alex, and best friend, Winn Schott (Jeremy Jordan). Also in Kara’s life are media mogul Cat Grant (Calista Flockhart), James Olsen (Mehcad Brooks), a photo journalist who moonlights as Guardian, a masked vigilante, Lena Luthor (Katie McGrath), and Mon-El of Daxam (Chris Wood), whose planet was ravaged by Krypton’s destruction. As Kara struggles to navigate her relationships and her burgeoning life as a reporter, her heart soars as she takes to the skies as Supergirl to fight crime. Based on characters created by Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster, SUPERGIRL is from Berlanti Productions in association with Warner Bros. Television, with executive producers Greg Berlanti (The Flash, Arrow), Andrew Kreisberg (The Flash, Arrow), Sarah Schechter (Arrow, The Flash), Robert Rovner (Private Practice, Dallas) and Jessica Queller (Gilmore Girls, Gossip Girl, Felicity).
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