Supergirl is ending after 6 seasons. CW has decided not to renew the series after Superman and Lois was greenlit by the network. It’s safe to assume the last season of Supergirl will serve as a bridge to the Superman series starring Tyler Hoechlin.
The series has been on a rating decline for awhile. After really being a fan first show in its first two seasons, the writers started to try and implement social justice commentary into their scripts. So much so that sometimes Supergirl took a back seat to them. The term “go woke, go broke” might have been why some fans stopped tuning in.
Series star, Melissa Benoist, is taking Supergirl‘s imminent death like a pro. In the wake of The CW’s announcement that the series’ upcoming sixth season will be its last, the actress behind Kara took to social media to reflect on the show’s imminent end. … Supergirl‘s 20-episode sixth and final season will premiere in 2021.
“To say it has been an honor portraying this iconic character would be a massive understatement,” she shared on Instagram. “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,” Benoist continued. “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.”
Regarding the show’s final episodes, Benoist teased, “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.”
Supergirl‘s 20-episode sixth and final season will premiere in 2021.