Supergirl is hanging up her cape after a final flight with the upcoming sixth season of the series. The show’s end marks the second CW’s DC Arrowverse series to conclude after Arrow wrapped up in January.
The announcement was first made by CW, Warner Bros. TV, and Berlanti Productions. The final season’s production is set to begin later this month after delays due to the coronavirus pandemic. Supergirl actress, Melissa Benoist, has also taken to Instagram (@melissabenoist) to dedicate a fond farewell to her character.
It is unclear if the show was cancelled or that the showrunners decided it was time to bid the caped hero goodbye. However, we hear that the Supergirl will end on the longest season yet; comprising of 20 episodes in total.
The good news is, this isn’t the end of the House of El in the Arrowverse as the latest lineup includes Superman & Lois. The show will star Tyler Hoechlin as Supergirl’s cousin, Superman, along with and Elizabeth Tulloch as Lois Lane.
Supergirl played a central role in the Arrowverse, with multiple crossovers throughout the years (which also helped increase viewership across the shows). Beyond the end of this show, the Arrowverse will also continue on with The Flash, Legends of Tomorrow, Black Lightning, and Batwoman.
The show is from Berlanti Productions in association with Warner Bros. Television. Supergirl is based on characters from DC created by Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster. Its executive producers include Greg Berlanti, Sarah Schechter, Robert Rovner, Jessica Queller and Rob Wright.
Supergirl first debuted in October 2015 on CBS and the final season is expected to premiere and end in 2021.