With a little less than two weeks to go, you might think we already know as much about the upcoming season of Supergirl as we ever will, but new info is still coming out. The most recent news is the reveal that Kara will meet Saturn Girl, a member of the Legion of Superheroes, in Season 3.
Born on one of Saturn’s moons, Saturn Girl possesses telepathic abilities that allow her to peer into others’ minds. Her first TV appearance was on Superman: The Animated Series, where she was played by Melissa Joan Hart. This time, her role will be played by Amy Jackson, a relative no-name actress in this country but huge in India. Saturn Girl is easy to identify because she helpfully wears giant earrings in the shape of Saturn.
The Legion of Superheroes, otherwise known as the Legionnaires, are an organization of super-people founded by Superman sometime in the future. In some adaptions the Legion has been led by Superboy or Supergirl (after traveling through time). We don’t know how Saturn Girl will arrive in our time period this go-round, but our best guess is that Mon-El meets her after the events of last season and he brings her back with him…followed by Supergirl getting jealous, followed by an argument that gets dragged out for at least five episodes….yeah, we hope we’re wrong about that guess.
Supergirl returns with new episodes October 9th on The CW. Saturn Girl is expected to play a recurring role.