As “Supergirl” flies through its second season, the titular character finds herself dealing with White Martians and vocal villains. All of those might be a cakewalk compared to meeting the royal parents of the boy she’s super smitten with.
The CW show recently cast Kevin Sorbo and Teri Hatcher, both alumni of the genre, for a multi-episode arc on the show. Little was revealed about their castings, other than they both would not be on Team Supergirl.
Now, while talking with Entertainment Tonight, Sorbo let loose a little more details on his role, and a very strong hint that the pair might be playing Mon-El’s parents — and the King and Queen of Daxam.
“I’m heading up to Vancouver, and I’ll be doing a three-show arc,” the “Hercules” star said, “and Teri Hatcher’s playing my wife… I’m from another planet that’s an arch-rival planet of Krypton.”
That sounds a lot like Daxam, rival planet to Krypton, and home to Kara Danvers (Melissa Benoit) latest love interest, Mon-El (Chris Wood). Sorbo added another tidbit which seems to confirm the married couple’s origin, saying the planet they are from “is now of course destroyed.” The planet Daxam was made a wasteland during Kyrptons’ eruption.
During the Kevin Smith directed episode “Supergirl Lives,” Mon-El found himself face-to-alienface with a Dominator, who bowed to the Daxamite instead of shooting him, an indication that he was not the bodyguard to the Prince of Daxam as he’s told everyone, but actual royalty. Meaning his parents would be the former King and Queen of the barren planet.
With Sorbo and Hatcher both working a multi-show arc, all signs point towards a family reunion coming soon on “Supergirl.” Adding in Mon-El’s partying and sense of entitlement, it lends strong credence to him being the Prince. Since both roles have been described as “villainous” towards our Kyrptonian hero, it appears that they are not going to approve of the growing feelings between Mon-El and Supergirl. One that may begin budding in next week’s Valentine’s Day episode.
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.
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