Supergirl's production made the move from Los Angeles to Vancouver between Seasons 1 and 2 (as the show jumped from CBS to The CW), and with that shift came new places for the team to play on. We went behind the scenes to learn the secrets of the set.
When it came time for the show's production to relocate to Vancouver, a new DEO set was a top priority. "'Let's get it out of the basement,'" Supergirl production designer Tyler Harron told reporters on the show's set. "'Feel like a C.I.A., a little more Jason Bourne.'"
Series star Melissa Benoist (aka Kara Danvers) talks with reporters on the Supergirl set.
The Fortress of Solitude—Superman's home away from Krypton—stands tall on a Vancouver soundstage.
A closer look at the Fortress of Solitude, which was first introduced in Season 1 of Supergirl.
The new multi-level DEO set is supposed to feel like it's in "a downtown location, very urban," Harron says. The set is designed to be durable enough to have large crews filming on both floors.
One of the main perks of the new DEO set? "Big windows, lots of light," Harron says. "My big driving point was we never got to see Supergirl land in the DEO last year...let's see her come in, land, take [in] the room."
The new alien dive bar has ties to Harron's first show with Supergirl producer Greg Berlanti: The Tomorrow People. "Parts of it are from the Chinese restaurant: the bars, the booth," Harron says. "The idea was to bring that in, and add this very industrial [feel]."
Not all of the beverages at the bar are for human consumption.
A more grounded corner of the DEO set.
Some DEO lockers have familiar character names. (Such as Kara's space above.) Others are donned with the names of people who work on the show.