The upcoming season of Supergirl is about to be up, up and away.
The CW has dropped a new trailer, giving us a sneak peek as to what to expect when the new season premieres October 14—and of everything fans are most excited about seeing, the premiere of newest hero, Nia Nal/Dreamer (Nicole Maines) is high on the list.
Last season we said goodbye to Mon-El (Chris Wood) and Winn Schott (Jeremy Jordan), who have left National City to join the Legion of Super-Heroes in the future. J’onn Jonzz (David Harewood) has stepped down as the director of the DEO, leaving Alex Danvers (Chyler Leigh) in charge.
But these changes leave room for new characters to take center stage. Nia Nal, who is making history as the first transgender superhero in the Arrowverse. Her journey becoming a superhero, Dreamer, will be a central plotline in the fourth season, and she will be getting guidance from Supergirl herself.
The fourth season will also dive into a familiar comic book storyline. In the final moments of season 3, there’s a Supergirl doppelganger somewhere in Siberia. This double (which was created from the aura that left Supergirl during her final battle with Reign in season 3), is inspired by the Superman run Red Son. As executive producer Robert Rovner explains in an interview with TVLine: “For fans of the comics, I think they might recognize that the story we want to tell is inspired by the iconic DC Comics’ Red Son, which told an alternate origin story for Superman.”
Overcoming fear and remaining resilient seem to be central themes for this season. As Danvers says in a voiceover during the trailer: “Fear… no matter how much we believe in ourselves, that never really goes away. Well, I think, ’I’m not really afraid of anything,” and something chases me right back down the rabbit hole. But once we catch ourselves, we have to get right back out there.”
Supergirl will return October 14 on the CW.