In January this year, after more than nine years, we saw the end of Arrow, a series about the adventures of superhero Oliver "Green Arrow" Queen. In this way, DC's TV universe was reduced by one production. And soon it will lose another. The CW station, Warner Bros. Television and Berlanti Productions have announced that the sixth season of Supergirl will be the last one (via Variety).
The first season of Supergirl debuted in October 2015. The production was initially shown on CBS, and later, due to low viewership, it was moved to The CW. The title tells the story of the adventures of Kara Zor-El (played by Whiplash's Melissa Benoist), who, like her cousin Kal-El, known more widely as Superman, arrives on Earth after the annihilation of her home planet Krypton. As Kara Danvers, she learns to control her superhuman powers and soon becomes a superhero.
The fifth season of Supergirl ended in May this year. Work on season 6, which as we already know will be the last one, was delayed due to the coronavirus pandemic and Benoist's pregnancy. Production of the final 20 episodes is to resume this month (via Deadline). According to the plan, they will debut next year. The exact release date of the first episode remains unknown.
With the announcement of the decision, an emotional post by Melissa Benoist appeared on Instagram. This is what the actress had to say as her goodbye:
"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."
After Supergirl's production is completed, five series belonging to the DC television universe (also called Arrowverse) will remain in The CW's offer. Four of them are already well known to viewers. These are The Flash, Legends of Tomorrow, Black Lightning and Batwoman. The fifth is a spin-off to Supergirl, called Superman &Lois. It is to have its premiere at the beginning of next year.
- Supergirl on Netflix