Mrs. Carter: For those wondering if Floriana Lima’s departure from Supergirl means that Sanvers is done, don’t think of things that way.
Speaking in a new interview with Entertainment Weekly, executive producer Greg Berlanti via the TCA Summer Press Tour had the following to say on whether or not Lima’s exit impacts the entire future of the relationship, or if fans will notice significantly her absence:
“If any character people love is not there as much as they want them there, they’re going to be upset that they’re not. For my perspective, I’d say we will use her as much as we can.”
We anticipate that the producers will find a way to incorporate as much of her as possible into the story per the scripts that they have, plus the schedule she’s available. What we mean by this is that we wonder if it’s possible for her to bank scenes in many episodes in a short period of time, and then go off and do some other projects during that time. It’s a cool idea to include her as much as you would want in the show, but the big problem with that most is that there are typically only so many scripts ready at a given time, and if something changes last-minute, Floriana isn’t there to reshoot anything. It’s a risky proposition and it could result in wasting some time.
The biggest thing that we can say on the future of Sanvers is the same thing that we’ve said about the two parties for much of the summer: The CW, Berlanti, and virtually everyone involved knows that these two are beloved among fans. They don’t want fans to be sad, and they’re certainly aware thanks to Lexa and The 100 the backlash that comes with killing off a prominent lesbian character. They’re not looking to do that. They’ll likely find a way to include Maggie in the show for however long they can. Eventually, if they’re not able to book Lima anymore they may need to find another solution to the problem of keeping Sanvers a part of the story, but we don’t think we’re at that point yet. For now, the producers all seem to be insisting that they’re working to get her around as much as possible.
Other relationship news
One of the things that surprised us the most at the TCA panel was having to see CW programming head Mark Pedowitz defend Chris Wood and the Mon-El character. Is he polarizing? Absolutely, but there are also fans of his that are out there. We were hot and cold on the story in season 2, but it’s worth watching to see what happens from here.
Want some other Supergirl news?
Then head over here, given that this is where you can read some further insight on the subject of what’s coming for the epic four-part crossover event later this fall. New episodes will start airing for Supergirl and the rest of the CW schedule in the next couple of months! (Photo: The CW.)