The CW’s hit superhero TV show Supergirl is coming to an end.
The next season, season 6, will be the final instalment – consisting of 20 episodes airing in 2021.
As for why, no official reason has been put out yet. However, reportedly, a number of factors could have contributed to the decision – there’s star Melissa Benoist’s pregnancy, production delays caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, and a drop in viewership.
On Instagram, Benoist commented: ‘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 added: ‘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’.
There will be a spinoff of the show titled Superman & Lois, so it’s possible Benoist may return to the role of Supergirl for cameos. Nothing has been confirmed on that front, though.
Supergirl first aired on CBS, then switched to The CW for season 2 onwards. It’s not the only show The CW have brought to an end recently – Arrow finished earlier in 2020, and Supernatural and The 100 will air their final episodes this year.