Supergirl star Melissa Benoist has offered a first look at Kara Danvers’ brand new super suit, which she will debut when the series returns for Season 5. Check it out below:
As you can see, Supergirl has finally ditched the skirt and tights combo for a pair of trousers… Or is that an all-in-one?
In an interview with Entertainment Weekly, Benoist explained the change. She said: “We’ve been talking about pants since Season 1. Every time a writer from the show has come up, and it’s freezing cold in Vancouver, I’m like, ‘Guys, please can I not wear tights?’ I love [Kara’s old costume]. I haven’t changed it because it so works, and I think it is very Kara. I’ve always felt that — until recently, I’m like, ‘Something’s gotta give.
“I just think it’s more adult,” she continued. “Part of my goal in this whole series for whenever the show ends, I just want there to be a very clear arc for this character that she evolved as a woman and found her femininity and her adulthood, just a self-discovery.”
Showrunner Jessica Queller also contributed to the discussion. “A lot of us were passionate about getting Supergirl into pants and out of the short skirt, and we felt like that would be a powerful move, and Melissa is really excited about it,” she said. “So we just had to find the right moment to design the suit and in between seasons gave us a chance. But this is something we’ve been thinking about for a while.”
Supergirl Season 5 premieres on The CW on 6 October 2019 in the US. It doesn’t yet have a UK release date. Get all the latest superhero news with every issue of SciFiNow.