Kevin Smith is directing Supergirl again. From his Instagram, we can see that his next foray into the DC TV universe features a visit from “president” Lynda Carter and a trip to Mon-El’s home world of Daxam. Smith is the ultimate fanboy and is having a blast bringing to life a show he dearly loves.
Smith is creating a bit of a niche for himself on the show as the “outer space guy.” His first episode, "Supergirl Lives," took the action away from Earth to the alien landscape of Slaver’s Moon. Producers brought him back this time for another off-world adventure. The show apparently plans to explore a tale about Mon-El (Chris Wood) and his Daxamite past.
Viewers caught a glimpse of Daxam early in Season 2 as Mon-El related the story of his escape from the doomed planet. Smith’s foray to Krypton’s neighboring world seems far more elaborate with a full throne room set and more.
Smith says Kevin Sorbo (Hercules) and Teri Hatcher (Desperate Housewives, Lois and Clark) will be sitting on those Daxamite thrones in Episode 217. “I get to shoot with Teri Hatcher and Kevin Sorbo! Wait until you see their cosmic storyline.” Sorbo tells Entertainment Tonight that he’s doing a three-episode arc as the leader of Daxam.
Kevin Smith, The 'Supergirl' Fan
While Smith relishes the chance to work with the actors who once played Wonder Woman, Hercules, and Lois Lane, he’s just as excited by the show’s main cast. He singled out Chyler Leigh and Floriana Lima for praise in a recent post.
“The Alex and Maggie story line has made a serious difference in the lives of some of the fan base, so much so that GLAAD nominated 'Supergirl' for Outstanding Drama Series. Credit goes to the honest emotional reality the 'Supergirl' writers bring to the scripts every week, as well as these two amazing actresses' abilities to make us believe their characters are falling in love.”
#KevinSmith brings 25 years of experience to directing, but the real value he brings to the process is as a fan — he actually enjoys watching the show. His love for the characters is evident onscreen, and you can see the actors feed off his boundless enthusiasm. It’s a combination that makes for great television.
The as-yet-untitled episode Smith is directing now will air sometime this spring. You can catch #Supergirl Mondays at 8 PM on The CW.
What do you think of Smith's contribution to Supergirl?