The CW's 'Supergirl' to end with season 6

Brenda Watkins
September 23, 2020

TV announced today that they have made a decision to end Supergirl after its upcoming sixth season. Season 6 will consist of 20 episodes, and it's slated to premiere sometime in 2021. She changed my life forever, and for that I will always be grateful to her " continue, and conclude " I am very excited that we will have the opportunity to plan a conclusion for this incredible journey, and I am looking forward to seeing what we have in store for you. The network, along with Warner Bros. The series jumped over to the CW for its second season, and over the past five years has explored immigration, gun control, and other timely issues. She's had that impact on me, too.

The exclusive came from The Hollywood Reporter, which reported that when the show resumes production (they are giving leading lady Melissa Benoist time to have maternity leave) for the upcoming season, it will be the last.

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Much like the rest of the Arrowverse lineup, Supergirl was notable for featuring many LGBTQ+ characters, including trans heroine Dreamer (played by trans actress and activist Nicole Maines) and lesbian character/Supergirl's sister Alex Danvers (played by actress Chyler Leigh, who came out earlier this year). The crossover special, "Arrowverse", is expected to continue even without Supergirl. One complete mess of a season was cleaved in two after its showrunner was sacked on sexual misconduct charges - the replacements had to quickly throw together a short new storyline about Kara discovering her mother was alive on a reborn Krypton, which came out of nowhere and didn't really work. However, this doesn't mean the CW is saying goodbye to the House of El completely, because Superman & Lois, starring Tyler Hoechlin and Elizabeth Tulloch as the titular couple, is joining the network's lineup this winter.

What do you think about Supergirl coming to an end? And if there's some consolation for fans amid such surprising news, maybe it's Benoist's pledge that "we're going to make it one helluva final season".

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