Supergirl will be hanging her cape up for good with the sixth and now final season of the CW series. The decision was announced today by the CW, Warner Bros, and Berlanti Productions.
It’s unclear at this time if the show was cancelled or if showrunners decided that the sixth season would be the last for the series. According to EW, the writing team of Supergirl has already started mapping out the show’s final 20 episodes. Production of the season, which will air in 2021, will begin later this month.
In a statement on Instagram after the news broke, Supergirl series star Melissa Benoist wrote.
“To say it has been an honor portraying this iconic character would be a massive understatement. Seeing the incredible impact the show has had on young girls around the world has always left me humbled and speechless. She’s had that impact on me, too. She’s taught me strength I didn’t know I had, to find hope in the darkest of places, and that we are stronger when we’re united. What she stands for pushes all of us to be better. She has changed my life for the better, and I’m forever grateful.”
Supergirl started airing in 2015 on CBS before making the move over to the CW for its second season. The show is also notable for the introduction of the first live-action transgender superhero in season four with the inclusion of Nia Nal/Dreamer, who is played by Nicole Maines.
Six seasons is, honestly, a great run for any television series! Seriously, you don’t want to go too long on that sort of thing, you know? So we here at 4YE are excited when the show returns with its final run of episodes. Hopefully, they can tempt Benoist and others to come back from time to time for a mini-crossover or two.
Supergirl will return with its final season in Spring/Summer 2021 (whenever midseason is).
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