Even though Supergirl will spend the rest of the season dealing with Queen Rhea and Cadmus, the show will wrap up its second season by introducing General Zod, the former and fascistic leader of Krypton's military forces. The evil Kryptonian is being portrayed by Mark Gibbon, a Canadian actor that played one of the oil rig workers that Superman rescued in Man of Steel.
After his introduction, Zod is expected to be the man villain in the third season. So, Kara better get used to kneeling!
"It’s a bit of a fun surprise," executive producer Andrew Kreisberg told TVLine of Zod’s debut. "He doesn’t have a lot of screen time, so I can’t say our interpretation is as nuanced as either [Superman/II‘s] Terence Stamp or [Man of Steel‘s] Michael Shannon, but we did one thing to put our own stamp on it — at least visually.” He added, "Visually, he has a different look from the mechanical armor that Man of Steel did, or the real spacey clothes Richard Donner’s version had."
“It’s definitely fun for us,” he concluded. “And when you see the context in which he appears, it could only be Zod in that episode. ”
When an alien attacks National City, Supergirl (Melissa Benoist) and the DEO learn the alien is a Phorian, an otherwise peaceful race with telekinetic powers. Guardian (Mehcad Brooks) gets a lead on the Phorian’s address but instead of finding the culprit, he finds a very scared boy named Marcus (guest star Lonnie Chavis). Marcus will only trust James so it is up to Guardian to stop the attacks on the city. Rhea’s (Teri Hatcher) plan escalates.
Ben Bray directed the episode with story by Robert Rovner and teleplay by Gabriel Llanas & Anna Musky-Goldwyn.
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Distributed worldwide by Warner Bros. International Television Distribution, SUPERGIRL is executive produced by Greg Berlanti (Arrow, The Flash), Ali Adler (The New Normal), Andrew Kreisberg (The Flash, Arrow) and Sarah Schechter (Blindspot, The Mysteries of Laura). Supergirl is based on the characters created by Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster and appearing in DC Comics, by special arrangement with the Jerry Siegel Family.
"City of Lost Children" episode of Supergirl airs Monday, May 8 at 8 p.m. ET/PT.