A new teaser for the next season of The CW‘s Supergirl has been released which has given fans a glimpse at Melissa Benoist aka Supergirl‘s new costume. The trailer also features new looks at villains and characters like Dreamer and Agent Liberty.
Check out the newly released trailer below:
The new costume’s purpose has not been revealed yet, but as reported, most work has been done by Benoist’s stunt double as she was on Broadway at the start of the season’s filming this summer.
The suit looks like the Superman space suit designed by Emil Hamilton in the DC animated universe, so it’s possible that we might see Supergirl using her suit while traveling between Earth and her mother in space.
As fans would recall, the last season ended with Winn joining the Legion of Superheores in the future, while J’onn stepped down as the DEO’s director. The most shocking part of the whole third season was the popping up of Kara’s clone in Siberia. This could be a subtle nod to the Superman: Red Son storyline by DC Comics. It may also be borrowing story elements for the upcoming season. Showrunner for the show, Robert Rovner, told TVLine the following:
“For fans of the comics, I think they might recognize that the story we want to tell is inspired by the iconic DC Comics’ Red Son, which told an alternate origin story for Superman. What happened if — as a baby — Superman landed in Russia and became a here there instead of in America? It’s an homage to that.”
This means that some new characters will also get introduced like Agent Liberty, portrayed by Sam Witwer. Witwer has been earlier seen as Doomsday/Davis Bloome in the Smallville series. Rovner also commented on the show’s legacy casting last year:
“We love it, and we think the fans love it. We love seeing people that we know and are familiar with step into other roles. And what’s great about them is that they’re all wonderful actors as well. So, you get the excitement of seeing them in the new role, but they also bring a lot when they take on these new characters.”
Supergirl stars Melissa Benoist as Kara Danvers/Supergirl, Mehcad Brooks as James Olsen, Chyler Leigh as Alex Danvers, Jeremy Jordan as Winslow ‘Winn’ Schott, Katie McGrath as Lena Luthor, Jess Rath as Brainiac 5, David Harewood as Hank Henshaw/J’onn J’onnz, Sam Witwer as Agent Liberty, Rhona Mitra as Mercy Graves, and Brent Spiner as Vice President Baker.
In the third season, Kara struggles with the loss of Mon-El after he is forced to leave Earth. When Mon-El returns, he reveals that he has time-traveled to the 31st century and founded the Legion, alongside marrying Imra Ardeen. J’onn discovers his father M’yrnn J’onzz is alive and Alex deals with her heartbreak after breaking up with Maggie. Kara and Alex’s new friend, Samantha Arias, is unknowingly another Kryptonian survivor, and begins a transformation from a loving single mother into the world-killing weapon known as Reign, who serves a coven headed by her biological mother Selena.
Supergirl Season 4 will premiere on October 14th on The CW.