The second season of Supergirl has brought forth a lot of changes, many due to the show’s shift from CBS to The CW. While new additions such as Maggie Sawyer (Floriana Lima), Lena Luthor (Katie McGrath) and Mon-El (Chris Wood) have allowed the show to tell different types of stories in its sophomore season, some believe it has caused the show to ignore some of its longer-standing characters.
But according to one of the show’s executive producers, a future episode will draw the focus of the show back onto one of its original characters – James “Jimmy” Olsen (Mehcad Brooks)
“There’s a big James episode coming up that we’re starting to shoot this week.” Andrew Kreisberg revealed to TVLine. “It’s, like, the biggest James story we’ve ever done. We’re excited, Mehcad [Brooks] is excited… It’s going to be great.”
It’s unclear exactly what this story will be, and how it will involve the other plotlines of Supergirl‘s second season. But given the arc that James has gone through on the show, this news is a long time coming. The iconic sidekick of Superman made his way into the world of Supergirl in the show’s pilot episode, and factored heavily into the show’s first season in several different ways as the first season’s male lead.
But in the second season, his main arc has consisted of him becoming the vigilante Guardian, a plot point that has only been used occasionally in episodes since. James has even been absent from the show for episodes at a time. With that in mind, fans are sure to appreciate seeing him earn more screentime in the near future.