Melissa Benoist will be taking her last flight as Supergirl as it has been announced that The CW series will be coming to a close with its upcoming sixth season. The final season was delayed earlier this year due to COVID-19, but while other shows have already resumed shooting, Supergirl remained dormant in order to accommodate Benoist’s pregnancy. Production on the sixth and final season is expected to get underway later this month and will consist of 20 episodes that will debut in 2021.
The Arrowverse lost its flagship series earlier this year when Arrow came to an end after eight seasons, and when Supergirl concludes, the small-screen franchise will be kept alive by The Flash, Legends of Tomorrow, Black Lightning, and Batwoman. There’s also a new series just over the horizon with Superman & Lois, which will see Tyler Hoechlin and Elizabeth Tulloch reprising their roles as Clark Kent/Superman and Lois Lane from Supergirl. Given how often the Arrowverse shows cross over with one another, I wouldn’t be surprised if we saw Melissa Benoist make a guest appearance on one of the other shows after her own has ended. Benoist made a statement on Instagram, saying “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.“
Are you sad to see Supergirl come to a close?