Supergirl’s final season will likely contain many important moments and milestones – and one has already happened before it even airs.
Star Azie Tesfai, who plays Kelly Olsen on the popular CW superhero drama, is also officially a co-writer on an episode of the series’ last season.
Many Arrowverse stars have pulled double duty both in front of the camera and in the director’s chair – including Supergirl stars Melissa Benoist, Chyler Leigh, and David Harewood – but Tesfai is the first actor to cross over to the writers’ room and have a hand in penning an episode. Moreover, she’s also the first series regular to write an episode on any Greg Berlanti-produced TV series ever.
So, you know, it’s kind of a big deal.
According to Deadline, Tesfai has co-written episode 12 for the show’s upcoming sixth and final season. The episode will apparently be directed by Arrow star David Ramsey, who is helming a quintet of episodes across the network’s DC TV properties.
“I am so grateful to write for Supergirl‘s final season. It’s been such an honor to play Kelly Olsen, a BIPOC and queer character in the DC universe,” Tesfai said. “Working in our amazing writers’ room and co-writing an episode has been an immensely educational and empowering experience. Writing is such a passion for me and I’m excited to continue on this creative journey.”
Of course, we don’t know if Tefai’s episode will feature considerable Kelly content either on her own or with girlfriend Alex Danvers. But one can hope! And it’s certainly exciting to see more women crafting stories for the Girl of Steel, particularly in this final season which will help to establish her legacy in this universe.
“Azie has been an integral part of Supergirl for the past two seasons and when she expressed a desire to write this episode we were thrilled,” said Supergirl Executive Producer Sarah Schechter. “We couldn’t be more excited or proud. She’s deeply talented and her perspective is a welcome addition.”
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