When Supergirl returns this fall to the CW, Kara Danvers won’t be a mild mannered reporter for CatCo anymore. In the Season 3 trailer that premiered this past weekend at San Diego Comic-Con, the Girl of Steel alludes to giving up her “normal” life completely after losing her beloved, Mon-El (Chris Wood) in the show’s second season finale.
In the trailer for Supergirl Season 3, which is remarkably light on action, Kara (Melissa Benoist) declares: “I will always make the decision I made. I am not a human. I tried to be, but I’m not. Kara Danvers was a mistake.” With booming dramatic music and all of the returning ensemble cast looking stern and serious, things are looking pretty dark and grim in National City. But will the Last Daughter of Krypton still inspire hope?
Kara has never revealed her identity before, but she has assumed different names before. In the comics, her first secret identity was Linda Lee, where she took on a number of occupations ranging from graduate student to TV reporter to even a soap opera actress. Hell of a cover there, Danvers. Meanwhile, Superman has given up his identity before, most recently in his solo comics leading up to last year’s soft reboot, Rebirth.
As for the trailer, former Heroes star Adrian Pasdar makes his series debut as Morgan Edge, a ruthless businessman from the comics who debuted in the pages of Superman’s Pal, Jimmy Olsen #133 in 1970. He’s pretty intent on making life hell of Supergirl and a returning Lena Luthor (Katie McGrath). At Comic-Con, it was revealed that Morgan Edge has plans for National City that will put him at direct odds against Supergirl and Lena. Rutger Hauer previously played the character on Smallville, but now it’s Nathan Petrelli’s turn.
Supergirl will return to the CW on October 9.