Supergirl returns to the CW coming Monday, and writer/director Kevin Smith is helming the episode, appropriately titled “Supergirl Returns.” You probably already knew about that one. But! did you know he’s directing another episode later in the season? Smith will be helming an untitled seventeenth episode of the season, according to ComicBook.com.
“Monday, the episode of Supergirl that I directed airs, which is thrilling,” Smith said. “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.”
Smith said that the producers were already offering him episode 17 midway through filming “Supergirl Returns,” saying that it was nice they liked his work enough to bring him back.
I fell in love with everybody up there, so it was easy to say ‘yeah.’ It takes something special to make you put aside your own shit when you’re creative. When you have the ability to make the stories you want to make, it’s fun to watch other people’s stories, it’s just way more fun to make your own. So whenever you put your shit aside, it has to be for something worthwhile. 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. 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 also praised the CW crew, saying that they leveled up since moving the production from CBS.
Supergirl airs on the CW Mondays at 8:00 PM Eastern.