It’s going to be a family affair: Superman is officially coming to Supergirl!
The Man of Steel will finally show his face in the upcoming second season, it was announced Monday, after the character had being heavily referenced throughout the first season.
Slated to appear in the first two episodes, Superman will first be seen visiting his cousin, Kara Zor-El (Melissa Benoist), in National City. Casting is currently underway for the iconic role.
"Greg [Berlanti], Ali [Adler] and I are beyond thrilled to welcome Clark Kent and his slightly-more-famous alter ego to the world of Supergirl,” executive producer Andrew Kreisberg said on Monday, adding that they “cannot wait to see who next dons the red cape!"
Superman appeared as a faceless figure in Supergirl’s first episode and has made brief cameos in a handful of episodes. A younger version of Supergirl’s famous cousin also appeared in a season one sequence.
The show has also employed several Superman alums, recruiting Dean Cain (Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman) and Helen Slater (Supergirl, Smallville) as Kara’s adoptive parents.
Back in March, Adler played coy when ET asked about the prospects of Superman becoming a more significant presence on the show, instead directing focus to Kara’s journey.
“I think for us it’s really about exploring her world and he does of course touch her world, but it’s really about her super experience,” Adler said at the time.
Supergirl will air Mondays at 8 p.m. PT/ET this fall on The CW.