The CW series Supergirl will be ending the show with the upcoming sixth season. That’s right, Melissa Benoist is hanging up her cape!
Producers of Warner Bros. TV and the CW network have made this decision today and production for the last season will begin later this month, according to Deadline. Production has been delayed due to the pandemic and Benoist’s pregnancy, but the show will go on.
Supergirl herself posted on Instagram how it was a privilege to play the famous superhero. She said:
“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.“
Supergirl first started out in 2015 on CBS. However, after the first season the show it was moved to the CW. The show then became part of the Arrowverse thanks to the Flash’s (Grant Gustin) appearance in the first season. After witnessing these super friends, she had to be part of the group.
Once she became part of the super hero family, we got see her save the world in many CW crossovers. Supergirl’s first crossover was World’s Finest which was when Supergirl met the Flash for the first time. She then met the rest of the heroes in the 2016 crossover Invasion. Then we saw more of her in Duet, Crisis on Earth-X, Elseworlds and Crisis on Infinite Earths.
Benoist had many other talented people alongside her. Some of which include Chyler Leigh as Alex Danvers, Jeremy Jordan as Winn Schott/Toyman, David Harewood as J’onn/Martian Manhunter, Jesse Rath as Brainy/Braniac 5 and Nicole Maines as Nia Nal/Dreamer.
Benoist added in her post: “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“
The sixth and final season of Supergirl will air in 2021.
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