“Supergirl” to End with Season 6

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In a joint decision, The CW and producers Warner Bros. Television and Berlanti Productions announced today that the upcoming sixth season of “Supergirl” will be the show’s last.

Production on season six is set to begin later this month, and the writers have already started developing storylines for the final 20 episodes.

Melissa Benoist took to Instagram on the back of today’s announcement.

“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.”

“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.”

David Harewood, who plays Martian Manhunter on the series, wrote on Twitter, “What a ride! It’s been a pleasure bringing the Martian to life these past 6 years! Thank you to EVERYONE who supported! And thank you to all the fabulous actors, artists, writers and directors who have passed through the show over the years. Time to suit up one last time!”

Jesse Rath, who plays Brainy on the series, wrote on Twitter, “Getting to work on this show and play this character has been nothing short of a dream come true. Thank you to all our fans for your love and support. ‘We all live on in the big brain’.”

“Supergirl,” the sixth and final season, is set to premiere on The CW sometime in 2021.

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Superman2878
September 22, 2020 6:03 pm

Six seasons is a good run. I will miss seeing this show when it ends. Congratulations to Melissa Benoist on playing the Girl of Steel for six seasons. I look forward to seeing your final adventures as Supergirl. 🙂

Ultimate_Superman
September 22, 2020 7:28 pm

Can’t say I’ll be sad to see it go.

comickid
September 22, 2020 7:43 pm

I agree. I loved the first two seasons, but I think it has gotten less entertaining with each season since. Getting through most episodes of season 5 was a chore, but I stuck with it out of loyalty. I hope they will attempt to make season 6 a bit better, so at least it can go out on a high(er) note.

Super Kal
September 22, 2020 9:27 pm

FINALLY!!
i am not sad to see this go. i liked the first season, but in my opinion, the whole series went to utter crap in season two when they started blatantly inserting politics into it.
i dont watch superhero shows for politics. i watch them to escape my own life, and dream of being my own superhero

DW13
September 23, 2020 6:11 am

YAAAAAYY!!! 😀

The first two episodes of the 2nd season will always be the best shows in the entire run, yes? 😉

redcape
September 23, 2020 12:37 pm

What makes these styles of shows good or bad is MONEY. Season after season, once Supergirl moved from CBS, you could plainly see the funds drying up. It’s gone into a hard core drama because that’s all they can afford or were willing to spend on the series. They did however, “find” some funds for the cross overs. If anyone watched Stargirl you could see big time money in it. And it made for a pretty good first season. But that’ll change. They’re not going to have a Supergirl and a Superman series on at the same time. Up front,… Read more »

KaptainKrypton
September 23, 2020 3:19 pm

Such a missed opportunity. Why Berlanti keeps getting access to these invaluable IP’s is beyond me. You figure that WB would’ve have sent him packing after Green Lantern and Wrath of the Titans. I’m just bummed that they wasted acting talent, too. Benoist was solid in Whiplash and definitely should have been given more to work with other than Superman’s hand-me-down villains and cringe-worthy attempts at melodrama and social commentary. Especially considering there’s like 60 years worth of material to draw from, padding the character for ideas. Pity.

comickid
September 23, 2020 10:29 pm
Reply to  KaptainKrypton

I don’t know why they don’t draw from the comics more. It seems like all of the Berlanti shows are more “inspired by” the comics than “based on.” One thing that bugs me about the Berlantiverse…they insist on giving every character a “team,” like STAR Labs on the Flash and the DEO on Supergirl. These heroes work mostly alone in the comics. I’m not saying they shouldn’t have a supporting cast, but I don’t think Barry Allen on the Flash could even figure out how to run without someone telling him what to do in his earpiece. Also, on Supergirl… Read more »

Iluvsuperman88
September 25, 2020 5:36 pm
Reply to  comickid

Comickid I agree with you about the teams. That seems to be their mo. I guess its because Arrow had a team and it was successful in its earlier days so they thought well this is what all heroes need. I must admit that these heroes having to have teams is getting old and tiresome. Hopefully the superman show wont have a team b/c really and truly Superman expecially doesn’t need one. All he needs is Lois and he is good.

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Superman2878
September 24, 2020 11:43 am

I wonder if John Cryer‘s Lex Luthor will be in the upcoming Superman and Lois show after Supergirl’s final season ends. I assume that he will.

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Iluvsuperman88
September 25, 2020 5:08 pm

Im sorry for the fans. I really am. When Krypton ended it shocked me and made me sad. So I know what it feels like to have a favorite show end. Also from what I understand it was a mutual decision however hypothetically if the secret deciding factor to end the show was because she is pregnant then shame on them. I know that isn’t the reason why they decided to end it. That was purely hypthetical. Anywho Steve younis was saying how disappointed he was in some superman fans for celebrating that supergirl was on its last season on… Read more »

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Superman2878
September 25, 2020 9:09 pm
Reply to  Iluvsuperman88

Thank you for saying those kind words Iluvsuperman88. I will miss this show. Melissa does such an amazing job playing Supergirl. Watching her every week to fly in to stop the villains and save the day was definitely a joy to see on television. I admit that I didn’t like that they used politics on their show. But for all the positive things that I did enjoy watching, I will miss. As I wait eagerly to see the new Superman and Lois series, I will also look back on Supergirl and appreciate the show for what it was. Even with… Read more »

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redcape
September 27, 2020 1:34 pm
Reply to  Iluvsuperman88

Can’t disagree with most everything you’ve said. It never made any sense that she would be stronger than him. But as you’ve said, using him as a jobber was their goal. There’s basicially no show on the CW and on the major’s as well, that hasn’t taking female dominacne roles to a laughtable level. And what’s worse, there’s more on the way.

Superman2878
October 4, 2020 12:22 pm

Happy Birthday to Melissa Benoist.
Happy Birthday and party on Supergirl! 😀
I look forward to seeing your final season. 🙂

Last edited 1 month ago by Superman2878