Supergirl is going to store her cape in the closet! The American channel The CW has just announced that the series based on Superman’s cousin will end at the end of the sixth season. This ultimate chapter of Kara Zor-El’s adventures will be composed of 20 episodes. Filming should begin in the coming weeks for a broadcast in 2021.
Following this announcement, Melissa Benoist, Supergirl’s interpreter, reacted on Instagram by emphasizing the importance of this role. “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 says before adding: “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.”
Launched in 2015 on CBS, Supergirl attracted 7.7 million spectators in their first season. It joined the CW and Arrowverse in season two and drew 2.4 million spectators. Since then, the series’ ratings have continued to decline and Season 5 fell below the one million mark, attracting an average of only 837,000 people per episode.
The cast of Supergirl also included Chyler Leigh, David Harewood, Mehcad Brooks, Katie McGrath, Jeremy Jordan, Jesse Rath, Chris Wood and Andrea Brooks.