Supergirl Ends After Six Seasons and Two Networks
Supergirl is about to take its final flight. The CW series will conclude at the end of its upcoming sixth season. The series began life on CBS for a season before moving to become part of the CW’s DC superhero lineup. The series has taken part in multiple crossovers, and even had a notable musical episode. The show’s writers are already working on the final 20 episodes of the series. A spinoff, Superman & Lois, is also set to debut next year.
The Supergirl series introduced several comic book favorites to the screen for the first time; it also brought back some characters long forgotten. It also blazed new trails by being the first mainstream superhero TV show to have a transgender superhero, played by a transgender actor.
Supergirl Says Her Goodbyes
Actress Melissa Benoist addressed the end of show on her Instagram:
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.
Benoist made headlines late last year when she revealed she was a survivor of domestic violence from a former relationship. In addition to the grueling day-to-day work as Supergirl, Benoist also acted on Broadway in Waitress and has recently given birth to her first child. Some observers think the show is ending in part due to Benoist wanting to take a step back to raise a family.
Supergirl ends in 2021.