No surprise here but Supergirl Season 5 will see Melissa Benoist’s character drop the skirt.
Benoist debuted the new look on Instagram.
If you are familiar at all with the show, it should be pretty obvious why they dropped the skirt, as the series is very a liberal feminist SJW-driven show.
Benoist tells EW.com that the new look is signifying her graduation to adulthood and the founding of the character’s femininity after four years.
“I just think it’s more adult,” she says. “Part of my goal in this whole series for whenever the show ends, I just want there to be a very clear arc for this character that she evolved as a woman and found her femininity and her adulthood, just a self-discovery.”
Likewise, showrunner Jessica Queller says it’s a “powerful” move.
“A lot of us were passionate about getting Supergirl into pants and out of the short skirt, and we felt like that would be a powerful move, and Melissa is really excited about it,” says Queller. “So we just had to find the right moment to design the suit and in between seasons gave us a chance. But this is something we’ve been thinking about for a while.”
It’s actually rumored that Supergirl Season 5 will be the series last and that it will get canceled. The ratings have been pretty bad, with the rumor further offering the Tyler Hoechlin Superman may get his own series and replace Supergirl.
Supergirl drops skirt:
Tyler Hoechlin Superman with Melissa Benoist Supergirl: