“If the theme of season 2 was ‘can Kara and Supergirl have it all,'” new Supergirl showrunner Jessica Queller said at the San Diego Comic-Con panel, “then the theme of season 3 is ‘what does it mean to be human?’ All of the characters will be exploring that question, especially Kara.”
The tension between human and alien certainly seems to be coming to a head for Kara, who is heard intoning over the new trailer that “Kara Danvers was a mistake.”
The Hollywood Reporter has a full writeup of the panel, including intel on new characters: Ruthless real estate developer Morgan Edge (Adrian Pasdar), who pits himself against Lena Luthor; M’yrnn J’onnz (Carl Lumbly), a.k.a. J’onn J’onnz’s father; Psi (Yael Grobglas), a psychic who can harness people’s minds; and Ruby (Emma Tremblay), a kid who teams up with Supergirl and oh no that can’t end well, can it.
Watch the official trailer:
Queller also answered fans’ burning questions about Sanvers (a.k.a. Maggie/Alex): “I think most of you know that Floriana [Lima] is not able to return for the full season, which was a great disappointment to us. But that said, we have an amazing, beautiful story to tell in her remaining episodes that is emotional and modern and really honors the love between these two women, and she is always welcome to come back to our show whenever she is available. We love Maggie, we love Sanvers, and we are devoted to them forever.”
Supergirl returns October 9.