Season six of ‘Supergirl’ will be the girl of steels series finale for The CW. The final season will consist of 20 episodes, with production set to begin soon ahead of its 2021 return.
The network announced the finale today. With the premier of ‘Superman and Lois’ on the horizon, this news is shocking to some, and expected by others.
There has been no official statement so far from Berlanti Productions, who oversee not only the Arrowverse shows but a number of other DC projects, including DC Unverse/HBO Max shows like Doom Patrol and Green Lantern.
Debuting in October 2015, Supergirl first aired on CBS for its first season, which had more of a villain-of-the-week structure (Similar to season one of Smallville) and chronicled Kara Danvers’ attempts at balancing becoming a superhero while working at CatCo. The series was cancelled by CBS and made a jump over to the CW for the remainder of it’s run.
Over the past five years ‘Supergirl’ has explored immigration, gun control, and other timely issues. In its fourth season, it made history by casting Nicole Maines as Dreamer, TV’s first transgender superhero.
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.Melissa Benoist
Supergirl’s ending arrives as Warner Bros. TV is in the midst of a search to replace Susan Rovner, the studio’s co-president and wife of co-showrunner Robert Rovner.
Season five of Supergirl starred Melissa Benoist, Chyler Leigh, Katie McGrath, Jesse Rath, Nicole Maines, Azie Tesfai, Andrea Brooks, Julie Gonzalo, Staz Nair and David Harewood, with special guest star Jon Cryer.
Based on characters from DC created by Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster, Supergirl is from Berlanti Productions in association with Warner Bros. Television, with executive producers Greg Berlanti, Sarah Schechter, Robert Rovner, Jessica Queller and Rob Wright.
The sixth and final season of Supergirl will debut on The CW in 2021.