“Supergirl” will return in 2017 with a new episode on Monday, January 23 with the episode titled “Supergirl Lives”. The episode was directed by Kevin Smith, who told ComicBook.com that the producers started asking him half way through the process when he could return to direct another episode later in the season.
Ultimately, they offered him episode 17, which he described as “sweet,” saying that it was nice that producers liked the job he was doing enough to bring him back within the season.
“I fell in love with everybody up there, so it was easy to say ‘yeah,'” Smith said. “It takes something special to make you put aside your own s*** 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 s*** 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.”
“Supergirl Lives” is scheduled to air on The CW in the USA on Monday, January 23 at 8.00pm ET/PT.