Supergirl’s Katie McGrath Opens Up About Emotional Series Finale: ‘You Want To Get It Right’

[ Written on November 11 2021 by Vicki ]

Supergirl‘s two-hour series finale proved to be an emotional ride indeed.

The Melissa Benoist-led series concluded its journey Tuesday on The CW after six seasons. And according to Benoist’s costar Katie McGrath, it was important for those involved in the production to do right by the viewers in the end.

“You just want to get it right, and you don’t have a huge amount of time,” McGrath, 38, told The Wrap. “And at the same time, while you’re trying to get it right, there’s also in your head, you’re like, ‘Oh my God, this has been five years for me, this is kind of a goodbye.’ This is five years! And you’ve got all this going on in your head and you’re trying to get it right and you’re trying to do it justice and trying to do the words justice and it’s a lot. It’s a lot. It’s an emotional moment.”

McGrath, who played Lena Luthor, said realizing she’d no longer be working with her Supergirl colleagues made filming the end all the more challenging.

“Part of all that last episode was not just Lena, it’s Katie as well,” she said. “Like, these actors, this crew, they all became my family. We spent nine months of the year together, you know, making this show — we were each other’s lives.”

“You’re not just saying goodbye in the moment as Lena and the rest of the super friends. You’re saying goodbye as Katie and the rest of my friends,” she continued. “So there’s a sort of added weight towards the themes that it becomes — it was a big week. The last week was a big week.”

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Sky One Sets UK Premiere Date For ‘Supergirl’ Season 6

[ Written on June 17 2021 by Vicki ]

The sixth and final season of Supergirl will receive its UK premiere on Sky One on Tuesday June 29th at 8pm, it has been announced.

Supergirl tells the story of Kara Zor-El, Superman’s cousin who escaped her homeplanet Krypton amidst its destruction. Since arriving on Earth, she’s been hiding the powers she shares with her famous cousin. But now at age 24, she decides to embrace her superhuman abilities and be the hero she was always meant to be. The drama series is produced by Warner Bros. Television and stars Melissa Benoist, David Harewood, Chyler Leigh, Katie McGrath, Jesse Rath, Nicole Maines, Azie Tesfai, Julie Gonzalo, Staz Nair and Peta Sergeant.

In the opening episode of the show’s final season, titled Rebirth, As Brainiac (Jesse Rath) lays close to death after trying to stop Lex (Jon Cryer), Supergirl (Melissa Benoist) and team soar in to save him, engaging in an epic battle with Gamenmae (guest star Cara Buono). After beating Leviathan, Supergirl turns her attention to Lex (Jon Cryer) who has used the Obsidian platform to brainwash half the world to love him and follow him at all costs, no matter what horrible things he does. Knowing how dangerous this makes her brother, Lena (Katie McGrath) enlists the entire team – Alex (Chyler Leigh), J’onn (David Harewood), Dreamer (Nicole Maines), Kelly (Azie Tesfai) and Brainiac – to help, but Supergirl realizes that the only way to truly stop Lex is to sacrifice herself.

TVWise’s UK Premiere Dates page has been updated with this new information.


Supergirl Star Katie McGrath Teases How The Final Season Ends For Lena

[ Written on April 20 2021 by Vicki ]

The end of Supergirl is, unfortunately, nigh. And with the end of a long-running series like the CW’s high-flying superhero drama comes a lot of expectations — both from fans who have been around since its early days on CBS and the actors who brought these characters to life for six years. But all Katie McGrath wanted by the time the sixth and final season ends is for her character Lena Luthor to learn a little self-love. Talk about relatable!

“I really would like to see Lena come into full acceptance of who she is, that she’s fully accepted who she is, what she’s done, and who she is now,” McGrath tells EW. “She’s not hung up about the bad parts of her, and she’s fully accepted the woman that she is, warts and all, and she believes that she is a good person. For me, that would be such a lovely wrapping up for Lena because she struggled so much with who she is. To finally just take a deep breath and go, ‘I’m enough, Lena is enough,’ and be happy for it, I know it sounds so simple, it’s not like these grand plans that everybody else probably wants for their characters, but it’s so simple for Lena. I just want her to finally be okay with who she is.”

And while McGrath is playing coy about whether her dream for Lena will come true, she does tease that Lena’s ending will be complete by the time Supergirl soars for the last time. “It’s very rare in this business that you get to tell a story from start to finish completely; a lot of times, shows are canceled before they get there,” she says. “So when the show does finish, we have the privilege of being able to tell the ending. Our showrunners are amazing, and our writers are brilliant, and the idea that they’ve come up with, you will get an ending.”

Below, McGrath reveals what fans can expect from the rest of the final season and more.


ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY: From the first few episodes of this season, it finally feels like Lena has become the best version of herself.

KATIE MCGRATH: When you’ve played a character for so long, and you love them so much, you feel a responsibility not only to the people who love the character but to the character herself, and you want to make sure that it feels right. I’ll say this about Lena: no matter what she’s gone through, she’s not a woman who gives up. You push her down, and she gets back up. No matter how hard it is, she will always keep trying to move forward. It’s one of the things I like best about her, throw anything at her [and] she really keeps going, bless her heart. Everyone tries to kill her, her brother tries to murder children, but you know what, let’s keep going!

What has it been like playing such an emotionally well-rounded version of Lena, especially after she tries so hard to run from all emotion last season?

It’s a really nice evolution. It makes sense. When we were finishing up last season, you sort of do a debrief with your showrunners, and they talk to you about what’s coming up and what they think, and the one thing I said to them was I’d really like to see Lena be okay with herself and okay with who she is. She’s spent so long fighting, fighting being a Luthor, fighting her past, fighting her mother. The journey that I’d love to see for her is to fully accept who she is. What’s so nice is that they listened to that, and I think that’s what you’re seeing, her coming to terms with everything she’s done but learning to forgive herself and go, “You know what, I can still be the person I want to be, even though I’ve done so much bad stuff in the past.”

What kind of growth are we going to see from her throughout the rest of the final season? Where does she go from here?

What you see now is that she officially joins the Super Friends, which is coming in this week’s episode. The important part of that for Lena is Lena wouldn’t be able to forgive herself until she sees that other people have forgiven her. And there’s a lovely couple of scenes with Lena and Alex [Chyler Leigh], and hearing Alex talk to her, coming from somebody who she never thought she would hear those words, is a real moment for Lena to say, “Okay, I can sort of move along from this.” Being with the Super Friends and helping and working with them goes a long way to doing that.

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‘Supergirl’s Final Season Premiere Begins The Redemption Of Lena Luthor

[ Written on March 31 2021 by Vicki ]

The final season of The CW’s Supergirl has a lot of weight on its shoulders. As with any ending, there are massive expectations from fans, both from the character perspective, the plot perspective, and — when it comes to any show on the teen friendly CW — from the shipping perspective. But at least based on this week’s Season 6 premiere, it seems like the series will deliver on at least one aspect: the redemption of Lena Luthor (Katie McGrath).

Spoilers for Supergirl Season 6, Episode 1 “Rebirth” past this point.

Originally meant to be the Season 5 finale before the series was shut down thanks to COVID, “Rebirth” is a fun, exciting hour of TV, one of the best episodes Supergirl has aired in a long time. Part of that is the quick dispatch of the show’s long-running and often convoluted Leviathan storyline, thanks to a fight scene featuring a visual straight out of Superman III slash my nightmares. The rest of the episode is able to pivot to the entirety of Team Supergirl fighting a much more interesting villain: Jon Cryer’s now over-powered Lex Luthor.

And a crucial part of that battle? Lena Luthor, who didn’t exactly turn evil, so much as dip into some seriously dark shades of gray over the past season and change — particularly after she discovered her best friend Kara Danvers (Melissa Benoist) was also secretly Supergirl. “Rebirth” rights that ship and then some, with Lena going on a heartsick apology tour with nearly every member of the team, and proving herself more than capable of being heroic multiple times.

In fact, I’d argue that Lena gets the best moments in the episode: punching her brother Lex after a particularly annoying villain monologue; wiping her mother and brother’s memory of Supergirl’s identity in order to protect Kara and her friends; and hugging Alex Danvers (Chyler Leigh), a surprisingly touching moment that was almost entirely unexpected.

But the moments that fans will most likely focus on the most are the ones between Lena and Supergirl. A line earlier in the episode in particular should raise the eyebrows of anyone who ships Supercorp, the (so far) non-canon coupling of Lena and Kara. In the scene, Supergirl authorizes Lena to use Myriad, the mind-changing device that was key to the ethical crumbling of their relationship in the first place. Surprised that Kara would let her use Myriad, she says, “You’d trust me, even after everything…”

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Supergirl Will Return In March When Superman & Lois Goes On A Brief Hiatus

[ Written on March 06 2021 by Vicki ]

Supergirl is returning way sooner than expected!

The first half of the CW superhero drama’s sixth and final season premieres Tuesday, March 30 at 9 p.m., taking the timeslot usually occupied by Superman & Lois. The recently-renewed freshman drama is going on a brief hiatus because of a COVID-19 related production interruption earlier in the season and will resume its season on Tuesday, May 18, meaning Supergirl won’t finish its run until later in the summer.

Like most shows, the Melissa Benoist-led drama’s previous season was cut short due the pandemic. In the unplanned season 5 finale — which was combination of the penultimate hour plus some of the footage they were able to shoot before the shutdown — Kara (Benoist) and Lena Luthor (Katie McGrath) buried the hatchet and teamed up to defeat both Lex Luthor (Jon Cryer) and Leviathan. Unfortunately, Lex, with the help of his mother Lillian (Brenda Strong), thwarted the Super Friends’ attempts to stop him.

While there aren’t concrete details about the season 6 storyline, we do know that David Ramsey will reprise the role of Arrow‘s John Diggle and direct an episode co-written by series star Azie Tesfai — a first for any Arrowverse actor — and supervising producer J. Holtham. During an Instagram Live interview with EW in February, Tesfai opened up about joining the writers room for an episode and collaborating with Ramsey.

“It’s been great, I think, the nuance of not just representing the Black voice, but the Black female voice, and every Black experience is different,” she said. “To have David Ramsey directing the episode… that makes me really excited. Ramsey and I had dinner the other night and just talking about his perspective and experiences; they’re very different than mine. So, I think to have such a well-balanced [group] between me, J., who I’m writing the episode with, and David Ramsey, I think fans will feel really excited and hopefully seen and heard.” She added: “[Episode] 12, in my opinion, for Kelly, is the most epic episode of the season, so I’m excited to get to pen it.”

In terms of what’s in store for Kelly this season, Tesfai said: “The fans have been very vocal about what they want to see for Kelly — and I feel like they know what I’m talking about — and they, especially in the back half of the season, will get everything that they want, and it makes me very excited.”

Supergirl premieres Tuesday, March 30 at 9 p.m., following The Flash, on the CW.


‘Supergirl’ To End With Upcoming Season 6 On The CW

[ Written on September 24 2020 by Vicki ]

Supergirl will be taking her last flight. The CW and producers Warner Bros TV and Berlanti Productions just announced that the drama series starring Melissa Benoist will conclude with the upcoming sixth season, set for premiere on the CW in 2021. It is the second series from the CW’s DC Arrowverse to come to an end following Arrow, which wrapped its eight-year run last season.

Production on all 2020-21 broadcast series was delayed by the coronavirus pandemic. Additionally, Supergirl had been targeting a later start of production to accommodate the pregnancy of star Benoist. I hear the series is slated to begin filming in Vancouver next Monday, Sept. 28, pending a deal with the local unions to comply with SAG’s testing guidelines, which has been a sticking point for a number of Hollywood productions there. The series would initially be filming around Benoist who would join the production later, I have heard.

Between the delays and Supergirl’s downward ratings trajectory, I hear the producers, the studio, the network and Benoist came to a decision that it was better to end the show with a longer final season.

The creative team has started developing the storylines for the final 20 episodes. The order is expected to be longer than most broadcast series this coming season, including the CW scripted shows, which will be launching in January and beyond.

As it keeps adding new series every season, the CW also has been retiring veterans. It ended three established series in each of the last two seasons, including Arrow, Supernatural and The 100 this past season. (Because of the pandemic, Supernatural‘s final season stretched to this fall.) The network, which traditionally gives its long-running series a proper farewell by announcing their final seasons ahead of time, will likely reveal more shows coming to an end after the upcoming season in the coming weeks.

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Why Supergirl Season 6’s Delay Is Longer Than Other Arrowverse Shows

[ Written on June 16 2020 by Vicki ]

All of The CW’s superhero exhibits have been delayed till 2021, however Supergirl season 6 is being pushed again till Summer time 2021 for one essential motive.

Superhero followers should wait slightly longer for Supergirl Season 6 than they may the remainder of the Arrowverse exhibits. The COVID-19 pandemic has had a significant impact on the leisure trade, shutting down manufacturing on quite a few tv packages and movie units. It had a significant impact on the Arrowverse particularly, with the manufacturing shutdowns coming simply earlier than Batwoman, Supergirl and The Flash completed filming their newest seasons’ finales. All of those sequence had their last episodes rewritten and re-edited from the finished footage, leading to some drastically totally different endings and main cliffhangers.

The CW determined to delay manufacturing on all of their sequence via the top of the yr, however nonetheless plans to do full season orders for the entire Arrowverse exhibits. A tentative schedule for the 2021 season has been launched, however one sequence was notably absent from the premiere line-up: Supergirl, which has at all times launched its new season together with the opposite Arrowverse exhibits ever because it moved from CBS to The CW in 2016.

Associated: Each Means The Arrowverse Will Be Completely different In 2021

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