First look at Supergirl’s upgraded suit for season 5!
Star Melissa Benoist took to Instagram to share a new behind-the-scenes photo from the set of Supergirl‘s upcoming fifth season, revealing our first look at the Girl of Steel’s brand new look with an upgraded suit. Check out the full photo below!
In an interview with Entertainment Weekly, Benoist revealed that the heroines’ new suit is something the she and the showrunners have always discussed about and been wanting to do since the first season.
“We’ve been talking about pants since season 1,” Benoist said. “Every time a writer from the show has come up, and it’s freezing cold in Vancouver, I’m like, ‘Guys, please can I not wear tights?’ I love [Kara’s old costume]. I haven’t changed it because it so works, and I think it is very Kara. I’ve always felt that — until recently, I’m like, ‘Something’s gotta give.’”
“A lot of us were passionate about getting Supergirl into pants and out of the short skirt, and we felt like that would be a powerful move, and Melissa is really excited about it,” Showrunner Jessica Queller said. “So we just had to find the right moment to design the suit and in between seasons gave us a chance. But this is something we’ve been thinking about for a while.”
On how important the costume change was to the development of Kara Danvers, Benoist further explained, “I just think it’s more adult. Part of my goal in this whole series for whenever the show ends, I just want there to be a very clear arc for this character that she evolved as a woman and found her femininity and her adulthood, just a self-discovery.”
In addition, the outlet also reported that Benoist will be making her directorial debut with the fifth season’s episode 17. She will be the second cast member to direct an episode of the series following David Harewood, who helm an episode last season.
Supergirl stars Melissa Benoist (Glee) as Kara Danvers/Supergirl, Mehcad Brooks as James Olsen, Chyler Leigh (Grey’s Anatomy) as Alex Danvers, Jeremy Jordan as Winslow ‘Winn’ Schott, Katie McGrath (Merlin) as Lena Luthor, Jess Rath as Brainiac 5, and David Harewood as Hank Henshaw/J’onn J’onnz. Last season, Sam Witwer, Rhona Mitra and Bruce Boxleitner have joined the cast to portray the roles of Agent Liberty, Mercy Graves and Vice President Baker, respectively.
Based on the DC characters created by Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster, the series is executive produced by Greg Berlanti, Sarah Schechter, Robert Rovner and Jessica Queller. Supergirl is produced by Berlanti Productions in association with Warner Bros. Television.
The series is set to return on October 6 on The CW.