Supergirl Season 5 is fast approaching and fans are eagerly waiting for some solid hints and spoilers to learn more about their favourite Arrowverse superhero's journey. As per the latest reports, the upcoming installment will be inspired by critically acclaimed British anthology series "Black Mirror."
In the previous four seasons, the series' superhero Kara Zor-El (Melissa Benoist) was seen fighting ominous villains. However, this year, the Girl of Steel will find herself battling with technology. Over a period of time, our society has developed an unhealthy relationship with technology that is deemed detrimental to humans.
Supergirl Season 5 will explore the impact of overly engaging with technology on a more human level. The narration is inspired by the social commentary of the fan-favourite science-fiction created by Charlie Brooker "Black Mirror". The show has been widely applauded for examining themes based on modern society and the consequences of new technologies. Each episode showcases an alternative, present or near future in a satirical and dark tone.
"We think of this as our ode to 'Black Mirror'.The hope is that people would be more engaged with what's going on and wanting to make the world a better place, but they seem to be more engaged with technology," said showrunner Robert Rovner, speaking to TV Line about Supergirl Season 5.
Based on the theme, the CW series attempts to explore how the relationship with technology impact their characters and how their villains exploit it as a tool of destruction.
Meanwhile, the fifth season will delve deeper into Kara and Lena Luthor's (Katie McGrath) relationship especially after the latter's heartbreaking discovery about her friend and betrayal in the shocking final moments of Season 4 finale. As the two friends are now at odds, their relationship remains the emotional centre of the new season.
On the other side, fans can expect Nia and Brainy to struggle through their challenging "romantic journey". Alex and Kelly will share more screen time together as they get to know each other better. Lastly, expect to witness a unique take on Julie Gonzalo's superhero character Andrea Rojas, also known as Acrata. Fans are advised to keep their minds open to the new take on Acrata that is unique to the CW series.
Apart from Melissa Benoist and Katie McGrath, Supergirl features Chyler Leigh as Alex, Chris Wood as Mon-El, Jesse Rath as Brainy, Nicole Maines as Nia Nal, David Harewood as Martian Manhunter, and Mehcad Brooks as Jimmy Olsen.
The show will return for its fifth season on Sunday, Oct. 6 at 9 pm ET on The CW.