‘Supergirl’ Producer on Tyler Hoechlin’s Superman, Cat Grant’s Return, and Lynda Carter [Comic-Con 2016]
Posted on Wednesday, July 27th, 2016 by Fred Topel
Supergirl moves to The CW this fall but it was business as usual for the show at Comic-Con. The cast and producers gave a panel along with the other DC Comics shows Arrow, The Flash and Legends of Tomorrow, and we spoke with producer Sarah Schechter in a roundtable interview. After keeping Superman mostly off screen in season one, they have cast Tyler Hoechlin as Kal-El/Clark Kent. Schechter described his role on Supergirl and the interpretation of his iconic look we will see.
“Part of it was in season one we wanted to really just establish Kara,” Schechter said. “A lot of what we do on these shows is comedy, action, drama and family. It’s the family you’re given, it’s the family you choose. Kara had to really choose a family and build a family here. Clark is the one part of her family that’s still alive, now that Laura Benanti is playing Melania Trump. It’s a way to learn more about Kara. Tyler is amazing. I’ve seen him in the suit and it’s very cool. You see it and you’re like oh, Greg Berlanti and I went to a costume fitting the other day and we were a little speechless. It’s our costume designer who came up under Colleen [Atwood] but it’s working off of Colleen’s design for the Supergirl suit.” Read More »