The Saturn Awards, which honors the most effective in science-fiction, fantasy, and horror tv and movie, have been introduced on Friday night time and when it got here to the award for Best Superhero Television Series, the night time belonged to the Girl of Steel. The CW’s Supergirl was named Best Superhero Television sequence marking the second time the Melissa Benoist-starring sequence has nabbed the award and the fifth 12 months in a row that the award has gone to an Arrowverse sequence.
Supergirl beat out its three fellow Arrowverse sequence — Arrow, The Flash, and DC’s Legends of Tomorrow — in addition to The CW’s Black Lightning. That sequence, whereas additionally primarily based on DC Comics characters, isn’t presently part of the Arrowverse, although the present is anticipated to crossover into that world for the primary time on this fall’s “Crisis on Infinite Earths” occasion. The Flash particularly has gained the award three earlier occasions. Supergirl showrunners Jessica Queller and Robert Rovner accepted the award alongside sequence star Benoist.
As The CW’s Arrowverse goes, Supergirl is a bit distinctive. The sequence debuted on CBS in 2015 earlier than shifting to The CW in 2016 for its second season. The sequence additionally takes place on a distinct Earth than the remainder of the Arrowverse with Supergirl‘s world being designated Earth-38. The totally different location inside the multiverse hasn’t’ prevented Supergirl and her mates from being a part of the Arrowverse’s bigger superhero group, although, with the heroine often coming to the help of her Earth-1 mates in the course of the annual crossover occasion and “Crisis” is ready to have a serious influence on Supergirl this fall as properly.
“We’re teeing up “Crisis” in our means, which is a little bit bit totally different type the best way Arrow and The Flash are doing it,” Rovner mentioned in a current interview. “But it is all interconnected, and the Monitor will likely be part of that storytelling.
Queller went on so as to add that “Crisis” may have a better influence than earlier crossovers usually do.
“In normal, it has extra influence than our crossovers often do,” Queller explained. “It filters into the remainder of our season the place usually the crossovers are standalone.”
“The world will likely be shaken up and there will likely be fallout, post-“Crisis”” Rovner added.
Based off the comedian storyline of the identical identify, “Crisis on Infinite Earths” will see characters from Arrow, The Flash, Supergirl, Batwoman, and DC’s Legends of Tomorrow becoming a member of forces to defeat The Anti-Monitor (LaMonica Garrett) and cease the multiverse from being destroyed.
“Basically, we’re gonna start — that is an unique — we’re gonna start the best way Crisis on Infinite Earths the comedian begins, which is the destruction of parallel universes. And the purpose is for us to adapt key moments from the comedian, these seminal moments,” Arrow consulting producer Marc Guggenheim informed ComicBook.com earlier this summer time.
Supergirl returns for Season 5 on Sunday, October sixth at 9/8c on The CW.
“Crisis on Infinite Earths” debuts in December.