All good things must inevitably come to an end, and this is unfortunately now the case for Supergirl. According to a statement released by the network, the upcoming sixth season of Supergirl will ultimately be the show's swan song. Set to premiere in 2021 on The CW, the sixth season will have approximately twenty episodes and will begin production later this month. Melissa Benoist, the actress for Kara Danvers, has been portraying the titular Supergirl for five years now in both her series and various crossover events. It’s saddening to hear about her departure from the franchise, but fans of the Superman mythos don’t have to be wiping away their tears just yet. Superman and Lois will continue to bring us characters from this specific side of the DC universe and maybe even crossover with characters that originated from Supergirl.
In response to the series’ ending, Melissa Benoist responded with this:
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. ♥️ el mayarah
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