Kevin Smith directed the mid-season premiere episode of Supergirl, titled “Supergirl Lives”, which will air on Monday on CW. And now the fan-favourite director has said that he will return to direct another episode of Supergirl this season.
Smith told comicbook.com that midway through filming the episode back in October, the producers started feeling out his schedule, and ultimately offered him episode 17.
Smith had this to say about directing the show:
“I fell in love with everybody up there, so it was easy to say ‘yeah.’ It takes something special to make you put aside your own shit 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 shit 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.”
He also praised The CW’s production team, who have “helped the show to fulfill it’s potential” and “leveled it up from CBS’s first season”.