Well it’s official, the CW series Supergirl will be concluding with the upcoming sixth and final season when it returns to our screens in 2021.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, the final season of the Arrowverse show will consist of 20 episodes, with production set to begin in Vancouver this month.
The cast took to social media to express their thanks for working on the female-led superhero show, which has taken great steps to feature important stories portraying LGBTQ+ and diversity equality.
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 (@MelissaBenoist) September 22, 2020
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! pic.twitter.com/dIy4JjHIaF— David Harewood (@DavidHarewood) September 22, 2020
As you’ve probably heard, The 6th season of @supergirlcw will officially be our last. 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 pic.twitter.com/umG0VnCiuD— Jesse Rath (@jesserath) September 22, 2020
Thank you 💙🌀💭 pic.twitter.com/BY1AS2a7AF— Nicole Maines (@NicoleAMaines) September 22, 2020
With lead star Melissa Benoist expecting her first child and upcoming series Superman and Lois in the works, this wasn’t a huge surprise.
The latest superhero series to join the CW’s roster will focus on post-crisis Lois and Clarke, along with their two teenage twin sons. The family have moved back to Smallvile in an attempt to juggle a work and home life balance. During DC Fandome, a new suit was also announced for Tyler Hoechlin’s Superman.
As Benoist’s Kara Zor-El is Clark’s cousin, this could potentially lead to a number of future cameos in the series. It is yet to be confirmed whether David Harewood’s Martian Manhunter will be joining the Justice League, teased in the latest crossover.
The sixth and final season of Supergirl airs on the CW in 2021.