Leaked photos from Supergirl’s Season 6 set show the leading actor with a slightly new haircut, bringing the character back to her bangs-less look.
Weeks ahead of Supergirl’s sixth and final season premiere, fans spotted a quick look at its leading star, Melissa Benoist, sporting a familiar-looking haircut.
Benoist’s presence on Supergirl’s Season 6 set was leaked in several behind-the-scenes photos from Twitter user @canadagraphs. The images show Kara has grown out her bangs from Season 5, returning to her side-part, wavy blonde hair from previous seasons.
The leaked photos also show a sneak peek at David Harewood (Martian Manhunter) in Supergirl’s upcoming season. Harewood is seen in his Martian Manhunter suit, suggesting that J’onn J’onzz will still be assisting Supergirl in missions in some way — despite desiring to be a pacifist in Season 4 — on Earth-Prime, but it’s unknown if he’ll return to fighting.
When news broke of Supergirl ending its run, Benoist shared a heartfelt message online, stating, “To say it has been an honor portraying this iconic character would be a massive understatement.” The actor added, “Seeing the incredible impact the show has had on young girls around the world has always left me humbled and speechless. She’s had that impact on me, too. She’s taught me strength I didn’t know I had, to find hope in the darkest of places, and that we are stronger when we’re united. What she stands for pushes all of us to be better.”
In 2015, Supergirl debuted on CBS and then moved — unexpectedly at the time — to The CW for its second season. The show initially focused on the life of Kara Danvers hiding her secret superhero identity from those she loved to growing into an icon of hope for National City alongside her adopted sister Alex (Chyler Leigh) and J’onn J’onzz.
In later seasons, the show evolved to battling the evils of humankind, tackling topics like xenophobia through writing episodes around alien refugees. Supergirl chose to uplift the voices of its characters and actors belonging to marginalized communities, such as Nicole Maines’ Dreamer storyline battling transphobia. Leigh also praised the show’s handling of Alex’s coming-out storyline, citing it as inspiration for her own coming-out story.