During the Supergirl panel at Comic Con International: San Diego last week, executive producer Sarah Schechter revealed a piece of Season One's finale puzzle, but not the whole thing.
The first season of Supergirl ended on a pretty huge cliffhanger: a small, Kryptonian-looking rocket, nearly identical to the ones that brought Superman and Supergirl to Earth, crash-landed outside of National City. Upon opening it, Supergirl looked at its contents, surprised, and that was it.
We know that whoever she was looking at, was inside a rocket that appeared to be Kryptonian in design. But the real question is WHO could be inside a Kryptonian rocket, bound for Earth, just as the battle for the planet's survival wrapped up?
Who's in the rocket? Fans have their theories, we have ours. Until recently, even Melissa Benoist didn't know. And while Schechter revealed at Comic Con that actor Chris Woods will be the figure stepping out of the rocket, it's still not clear who Woods will play. When he was added to the cast, all we heard was that he was a mystery DC Comics character.
"I think people are going to be really excited when they find out, and I think it rewards both comic book fans and non comic book fans," Schechter told ComicBook.com during an interview before the panel. "I mean, I don't know who's not a comic book fan, but if those people do exist."
She added that whenever you head to Comic Con, there's a temptation to spill all the secrets, so it's handy that the show's production schedule hadn't started yet and there was nothing to show off yet.
In its second season, Supergirl will move from CBS to The CW, and production will head to Vancouver.
One of the highest-rated and most buzzed-about episodes of Supergirl this year was its crossover with The Flash. A move to The CW will mean an increase in crossover opportunities with the DC Universe set up at the network. Supergirl shares executive producers Schecter, Greg Berlanti and Andrew Kreisberg with Arrow, The Flash, and DC's Legends of Tomorrow. A four-way crossover has already been promised for the coming broadcast season.
Besides Woods, actors Tyler Hoechlin and Ian Gomez have joined the cast as Superman and Snapper Carr, respectively.
Supergirl will air on Mondays at 8 p.m. ET/PT on The CW starting in the fall.