Supergirl to end with upcoming season
The final and sixth season of CW's superhero show is reported to have a 2021 release
Makers of CW’s superhero series, Supergirl, have announced that the upcoming sixth season will be its last. The decision was taken jointly by CW and producers Warner Bros.
Melissa Benoist, who plays the titular role, took to social media and said it was an honour to portray the iconic DC character, citing the impact the show has had on young girls around the world. She went on to say:
I’m so excited that we get to plan our conclusion to this amazing journey, and I cannot wait for you to see what we have in store. I promise we’re going to make it one helluva final season.— Melissa Benoist (@MelissaBenoist) September 22, 2020
The makers are reportedly aiming for a 2021 release for the final season.
The series about Superman's cousin debuted on CBS in 2015, before moving to CW from season 2 onwards. Supergirl has been an integral part of CW’s Arrowverse. It is to be noted that while Arrow was canceled earlier this year, the other shows that are scheduled to continue are The Flash, Legends of Tomorrow, Black Lightning, Batwoman, and Superman and Lois.
Based on characters from DC, created by Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster, Supergirl is made by Berlanti Productions in association with Warner Bros, and is executive produced by Greg Berlanti, Sarah Schechter, Robert Rovner, Jessica Queller and Rob Wright.