Kevin Smith Directs "Supergirl Lives", Invited Back for More

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The upcoming mid-season premiere of SUPERGIRL, titled 'Supergirl Lives' was directed by Kevin Smith. And the experience was so positive for everyone involved, he was invited back to direct episode 17 as well.

In an interview with Kevin Smith said that because he loves creating, it takes a special circumstance for him to set everything aside to work on a project. And for him, the experience was so enjoyable and he loved everyone on-set, that he couldn't say no to coming back.


"Monday, the episode of Supergirl that I directed airs, which is thrilling," Smith said. "I got to Sundance tomorrow and I'm up there for IMDb all week, come home Tuesday, then a few days after that, I go up to Vancouver again to direct another episode of Supergirl."

Not only does he enjoy his own work on the show, but Smith went on to say that the show in general is "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 went on to say:

"I fell in love with everybody up there, so it was easy to say 'yeah,'" Smith said. "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."

He believes in SUPERGIRL in a "big, bad way" and this writer in particular feels the same. SUPERGIRL has soared above expectations and has secured itself as one of the top genre shows on television. It even got nominated for our own "Best Of" awards (vote here).

Are you looking forward to Kevin Smith's episode of SUPERGIRL on Monday? It will feature Livewire, a new alien threat and a bartender named Mon-El!