'Supergirl' Debuts New Suit, Adds New Characters for Season 5

Supergirl Season 5 Cast: New Characters Revealed — Acrata, William Dey

Supergirl Season 5 Cast: New Characters Revealed — Acrata, William Dey

At the event, Melissa revealed the official first look at Supergirl's new Kryptonian supersuit.

'I don't how much I'll be in the episode I end up directing, but I'm trying to get as prepared as I can. we have an awesome crew, like the best crew, ' she said, as reported by CBR.com. And two new characters will also be on the scene in National City this season.

'We're beyond excited to update Supergirl's iconic suit, ' executive producers Jessica Queller and Robert Rovner said, as reported by CBR.com.

'We think her new image is strong and powerful. In the meantime, tell us, are you a fan of this revamped suit or not?

The change to Kara's look is in line with evolution of supersuits throughout "Supergirl" executive producer Greg Berlanti's Arrowverse, which has seen similar redesigns to the titular character's suits on sister shows "Arrow" and "The Flash" over the last few season.

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Also exciting? Julie Gonzalo (Veronica Mars, Dallas, Eli Stone) will join the cast as Andrea Rojas, a.k.a. Acrata. She's "unapologetic and unafraid to make waves" and "holds a mystical secret". "On the surface, he's a cynic and a sellout who looks down on Kara's earnest idealism", reads the character description. Oh, and he has some ties to the criminal underworld, which may cause problems down the road. Nair (Game of Thrones, FOX's The Rocky Horror Picture Show, AMC's Humans) as William Dey will also make his debut during the season premiere episode.

Supergirl returns to The CW on Sunday, October 6, at 9:00 p.m. ET. Supergirl is produced by Berlanti Productions in association with Warner Bros.

Supergirl stars Melissa Benoist (Glee) as Kara Danvers/Supergirl, Mehcad Brooks as James Olsen, Chyler Leigh (Grey's Anatomy) as Alex Danvers, Jeremy Jordan as Winslow "Winn" Schott, Katie McGrath (Merlin) as Lena Luthor, Jess Rath as Brainiac 5, and David Harewood as Hank Henshaw/J'onn J'onnz.

Another notable moment came when executive producer Jessica Queller was asked about the potential for a plus-sized hero in the works.

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