The CW has announced that Supergirl will be retiring her cape after the 6th season.
News that Supergirl‘s sixth season would be its last came on Tuesday when The CW, Warner Bros. Television, and Berlanti Productions announced plans to end the show.
Star of the hit show, Melissa Benoist, took to Instagram to address the news saying, “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.”
It isn’t clear if the showrunners made the decision that the series would only be six seasons, or if the network has cancelled the show. What we do know is that the final season of the series will be comprised of 20 episodes in total and the writing team has been working hard to make sure it has a fitting ending.
Production on the final season is set to kick off later this month in Canada, and the CW has slated a 2021 premiere date for the final season.