Following a cliffhanger ending to its fifth season, Supergirl is set to make one final flight in 2021. The show is set to end with the conclusion of its upcoming sixth season. It is set to begin production later this month and will consist of 20 episodes. As a result of the pandemic, the last season had to end production early, so this will be a direct continuation. It is unclear if Mellissa Benoist or David Harewood will have a future with the establishment of the Justice League but it seems likely. It’ll be interesting to see how they wrap up the series and what it means for the Arrowverse overall. Benoist recent tweet on the cancelation may be an indicator that Supergirl won’t be sticking around.
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.
— Melissa Benoist (@MelissaBenoist) September 22, 2020
The show first premiered on CBS but moved to CW for its second season. There it became a staple in the channels comic book line-up. It followed Kara Zor-El, the long lost cousin of Kal-El. She was lost in the Phantom Zone before she eventually landed on earth and taking up the mantle of Supergirl. Eventually, she would make up one-third of the universes trinity alongside Green Arrow and The Flash. The conclusion was confirmed by Berlanti Productions on Tuesday.
This news doesn’t feel all that shocking due to the development of Superman and Lois. It is planned to follow the post-crisis life of Clark and Lois who now, as a result of Crisis, have two teenage sons. They’ve also moved back to Smallville where Clark will learn to balance the life of hero and a father. Superman and Lois will be joining The Flash, Legends of Tomorrow, Black Lightning, and Batwoman. The latter’s second season will introduce us to Javicia Leslie, who will take up the mantle of Batwoman following Ruby Rose’s exit.
Supergirl stars Melissa Benois, David Harewood, Chyler Leigh, Katie Mcgrath, Jesse Rath, Nicole Maines, and Jon Cryer