‘Supergirl’ Will End With Season 6
It’s up up and away… from tv… as it is announced the upcoming 6th Season of ‘Supergirl‘ will be it’s last.
‘Supergirl’ stars Melissa Benoist as the “girl of steel”, aka Kara Danvers, who decides to embrace her superhuman abilities and become the hero she was always meant to be. She is joined by other heroes such as J’onn J’onzz/Martian Manhunter (David Harewood), Brainiac-5 (Jesse Rath), Nia Nal/Dreamer (Nicole Maines) and her kick-ass sister Alex Danvers (Chyler Leigh).
“To say it has been an honour portraying this iconic character would be a massive understatement,” commented star Melissa Benoist in an Instagram post. “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.”
It seems the decision to end the show was a joint one between the series producers, WB, The CW, and Melissa Benoist. Exact reasons haven’t been given, although the series had been slipping in the ratings. Melissa is currently pregnant (she’s married to Chris Wood who played Mon-El on the series) and due to give birth later this year. The final season will consist of 20 episodes and is currently pencilled in to film at the end of Sept/beginning of Oct in Vancouver. The plan is to shoot what scenes they can without Melissa whilst she is still off having the baby, and for her to join the production later on.
Whilst we are loosing ‘Supergirl’ the Arrowverse is gaining Superman, as ‘Superman & Lois‘ is set to join the line up when all the shows return in 2021. This marks the second Arrowverse series to end, after the original show, ‘Arrow’ bowed out following the ‘Crisis On Infinate Earths’ crossover.
All the Arrowverse shows are due to return on The CW in Early 2021. ‘Supergirl’, ‘The Flash’ and ‘Legends Of Tomorrow’ air on Sky One in the UK.