Earlier this month, during The CW panel at Television Critics Association (TCA) summer press tour, it was announced that Miss Martian (a.k.a. M'gann M'orzz), a White Martian that elects to look like a Green Martian, will appear on the upcoming season of Supergirl and be played by Sharon Leal (Hellcats, Grimm).
"Part of the reason we’re bringing on Miss Martian is to give J’onn his own story this year and his own emotional ride, meeting her and having this tie to his home world that he thought he would never have again," executive producer Andrew Kreisberg told Collider. "As he has to keep reminding people, he’s been here for 300 years and isolated for most of it. Last year, with his relationship with Alex and his relationship with Kara, he started to come out of his shell a little bit and wasn’t quite so afraid to show who he really was. So, in getting to interact with M’gann, he’s going to have a whole new person with which to share his martian experience. We think it’s going to be a great story."
Thanks to her depiction in the cancelled-too-soon animated series Young Justice, Miss Martian (voiced by Danica McKellar) has skyrocketed in popularity. In that, Martian Manhunter presents and treats M'gann as his niece; however, David Harewood's latest tweet suggests M'gann could be a love interest for J’onn.
Now, in Season Two, Kara (Melissa Benoist) has left the safety of being Cat Grant’s (Calista Flockhart) assistant in order to figure out what she really wants to do, while as Supergirl she continues to work at the DEO., protecting the citizens of National City and searching for Jeremiah (Dean Cain) and Cadmus. Along the way, she will team up with Superman (Tyler Hoechlin) to battle new villains, as she strives to balance her personal life with her life as a superhero.
The cast also includes Chyler Leigh as Alex Danvers, Helen Slater as Eliza Danvers, Mehcad Brooks as James Olsen, Jeremy L. Jordan as Winslow “Winn” Schott, and David Harewood as J’onn J’onzz, the Martian Manhunter.
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.
Supergirl season two kicks off the first week of October at 8pm on Monday on The CW.