Kara was born on Krypton to Jor-El’s brother, Zor-El, and sent out in a lifepod to follow young Kal-El and keep an eye on him as he grew up an alien world. But when technical problems caused her pod not to open, she remained in suspended animation while the boy grew up on Earth to become Clark Kent. Teenage girls can be trouble in the best situation, but having a younger cousin who is seemingly older than she is might be one of the reasons that Kara develops a wide streak of rebellion and takes on a flair for the dramatic. She’ll join the show in the upcoming seventh season premiere.
Smallville executive producer Al Gough called it a “joy” to be able to use the show as a platform to “reinvent and reinterpret classic DC Comics characters. . . Supergirl will give our series the mythic jolt that it needs as we head into our seventh season.” The CW has decided to stick with what works, and they’re keeping the show in it’s 8 PM Thursday timeslot when the new season begins.