‘Supergirl’: New Costume, New Faces For Season Five

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Ahead of its October premiere on the CW, more Supergirl season five news has broken according to Deadline.

First, Supergirl (Melissa Benoist) will be sporting a new Kryptonian suit, her first costume change since season one. Executive producers Jessica Queller and Robert Rovner said in a statement:

“We’re beyond excited to update Supergirl’s iconic suit. We think her new image is strong and powerful. We hope the fans are as excited about it as we are.”

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Two new actors are also joining the cast: Julie Gonzalo (Veronica Mars) and Staz Nair (Game of Thrones).

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Deadline has descriptions of their respective roles:

Gonzalo will portray iconic DC character Andrea Rojas (aka Acrata). A polished businesswoman and heir to a Central American tech empire, Andrea Rojas (aka Acrata) is now making a hostile advance into the world of media. Unapologetic and unafraid to make waves, she also holds a mystical secret.

Nair will play hardened reporter William Dey, an original character created for the series. On the surface, he’s a cynic and a sellout who looks down on Kara’s earnest idealism. Dey’s not interested in making friends, he just wants to get the story — but his ties to the criminal underworld could prove problematic.

This all follows on what we already know about the new season, such as the female version of Brainiac-5, and the return of actor Jeremy Jordan. And, of course, Kara’s new bangs.

Supergirl season five is set to premiere on the CW October 6, 2019.

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Kevin Sharp

From alternating Batman & Green Lantern as childhood Halloween costumes, to getting punched in my adolescent heart by Love & Rockets, to playing convention sidekick to the legendary Len Wein, the comics medium and characters feel like a part of my DNA.