Melissa Benoist to Make Her Directorial Debut on “Supergirl”

“Supergirl” star Melissa Benoist is scheduled to make her debut as a direct when she takes the helm for the seventeenth episode of Season 5 of The CW TV series.

Speaking with, Benoist said, “I’ve been wanting to direct since season 3, but couldn’t last year because of scheduling conflicts, so [star] David Harewood did it first.”

“I just felt really drawn to it for a couple of seasons now, just because you know the show so well, and you get to know the character, and the world, and the tone of the show so well that you can’t help but envision certain scenes in a certain way. I want to play with that.”

While the episode won’t air until much later in the new season, Benoist is getting ready for it, sitting in on concept meetings for the upcoming season’s premiere.

“These shows are so massive that it’s not like directing any other show on TV, I would imagine, and everyone has said as much to me. I’m literally trying to be a sponge, and I will learn something new every single day I’m shadowing.”

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July 15, 2019 7:20 pm

This sounds interesting. Looking forward to seeing what Melissa brings to the director’s chair.