Although early rumors suggested that actress Calista Flockhart would not appear on Supergirl after its move to The CW, producer Sarah Schechter confirmed that Flockhart and her character, Cat Grant, are part of the show's second season.
There were rumors early on that Flockhart didn't want to leave Supergirl's previous shooting location in Los Angeles for Vancouver, which is where The CW films most of its shows. However, it seems that those rumors just aren't true.
Still, Cat Grant will appear less on the series, but that has more to do with what happened in Supergirl's CBS season finale than anything else. In that final episode, Kara got a promotion, which changes her position at CatCo.
"You'll definitely see Cat Grant but she was very effective by her interactions with Supergirl last year," Schechter said to Slash Film. "Also Kara not being her assistant, you wouldn't see her as much. It's that weird thing when you get promoted and you see your old boss less. There is still Cat Grant. She is not going anywhere."
Things will get a lot busier around CatCo, too: fans will see a few new employees, including Felicity's Ian Gomez. However, don't expect to see Jeremy Jordan's Winn Schott hanging around the company as much: he's got a new gig with the DEO.
"Winn becomes more involved with the DEO which means we get more scenes of David Harewood and Jeremy Jordan together which is to me endlessly entertaining," Schechter said. "Nobody annoys Hank Henshaw more than Winn Schott."
The second season of Supergirl will also feature Tyler Hoechlin as Superman. There's still no word on just how big (or small) his role is, but he'll probably serve as a supporting character since the production has always been adamant about how Supergirl is Kara's show.
As if that wasn't exciting enough, the series also tapped former Wonder Woman Lynda Carter as the President of the United States.
"My personal hope is that it's a good foretelling of things to come with our own presidency," Schechter said. "Lynda Carter is amazing and her role as Wonder Woman was, for a long time, the only female hero that a generation of people had to look to. We want to honor that even as we expand the idea of what a female superhero can be. I think there's going to be some very surprising turns. I think people are going to be really excited. She has some fun stuff to do."
Season two of Supergirl airs on The CW on Oct. 10.