Following Mehcad Brooks’ exit from The CW’s Supergirl as James Olsen, aka Guardian, the character’s sister Kelly, played by Azie Tesfai, has taken up the mantle for the back half of the final season and her new Guardian look has been unveiled. The upcoming episode featuring Kelly becoming Guardian titled “Blind Spots” was co-written by Tesfai and directed by Arrow’s David Ramsey, according to TheWrap. Set to air on September 21, 2021, the episode will reportedly address racial inequality. Tesfai shared the new image on Twitter of Kelly Olsen as Guardian with the caption: “While this superhero, character, & my process of writing her debut represents many “firsts”… the one I’m most proud of is culture: The first Ethiopian or Eritrean superhero EVER!”
You can check out the first-look photo below:
The series stars Melissa Benoist (Glee) as Kara Danvers/Supergirl, 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. Season 5 also starred Nicole Maines, Azie Tesfai, Andrea Brooks, Julie Gonzalo, Staz Nair, and special guest star Jon Cryer as Lex Luthor.
Season 6 is also set to feature David Ramsey, who is returning to reprise his Arrow role as John Diggle. The final season will also feature Eliza Helm as young Cat Grant and Jason Behr as a Kryptonian.
Based on the DC characters created by Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster, the series is executive produced by Greg Berlanti, Sarah Schechter, Robert Rovner, Jessica Queller, and Rob Wright. Supergirl is produced by Berlanti Productions in association with Warner Bros. Television.