Kevin Smith returns! To "Supergirl," that is. ComicBook.com reports that Smith will direct the 17th episode of Season 2 in addition to "Supergirl Lives," which airs next week.
"Monday, the episode of 'Supergirl' that I directed airs, which is thrilling," Smith explained. "I got to Sundance tomorrow and I'm up there for IMDb all week, come home Tuesday, then a few days after that, I go up to Vancouver again to direct another episode of 'Supergirl.'"
"Working on 'Supergirl' is like a month of your life, but I'd give it up in a heartbeat because the last experience I had was so rewarding and I was so happy with what we did," he added. "I like all the people up there, and I believe in the show in a big, bad way. It's incredibly warm. It's just well-made entertainment, and it's got something to it. It's a little nourishing, it's not just fast food. There's always some heart to it."
Smith's next episode does not yet have a title.
Smith also directed the Season 2 mid-season premiere of "Supergirl," titled "Supergirl Lives." This won't be his first time stepping behind the camera for an "Arrow"-verse show, though; in May last year, he also helmed "The Runaway Dinosaur," an episode of "The Flash." He returned to direct another "Flash" episode titled "Killer Frost" in November.
According to the synopsis for "Supergirl Lives," Smith's debut "Supergirl" episode,
KEVIN SMITH DIRECTS; ROULETTE RETURNS — Kara (Melissa Benoist) is moved by the story of a missing woman named Izzy (guest star Harley Quinn Smith) and decides to investigate despite Snapper Carr’s (guest star Ian Gomez) order to leave it alone. Kara takes Mon-El (Chris Wood) with her to the last place Izzy was seen and the duo find themselves thrust through a portal to another planet, Slaver’s Moon, where the downtrodden are sold as slaves. The leader of the trafficking ring is none other than Roulette (guest star Dichen Lachman). To make matters worse, Slaver’s Moon has a red sun, which means Kara and Mon-El are stripped of their powers and stuck on the planet with no way home. Meanwhile, back on Earth, Alex (Chyler Leigh) blames herself for Kara’s disappearance, fearing she’s become too focused on her new relationship with Maggie (guest star Floriana Lima) and too complacent in watching out for her sister.
Starring Melissa Benoist as the Girl of Steel, “Supergirl” airs Mondays at 8 pm ET/PT on The CW. The series also stars David Harewood as Martian Manhunter, Mehcad Brooks as Jimmy Olsen, Chyler Leigh as Alex Danvers and Jeremy Jordan as Winn Schott and features appearances by Calista Flockhart’s Cat Grant as well as Tyler Hoechlin’s Superman.