Melissa Benoist is preparing for her final adventures in the red and blue tights, as Supergirl will be coming to an end after six seasons on The CW. It's been quite the journey for the little Arrow spinoff that could, as the series was originally canceled on CBS where it had aired its first season. The CW then stepped in to ultimately give the show an additional five seasons, and Supergirl had been a mainstay in the Arrowverse ever since. Now, it's been confirmed by the network, Warner Bros. TV, and Berlanti Productions that the series will conclude with its upcoming sixth season, set to premiere in 2021.
On Instagram, Melissa Benoist also addressed the cancelation of the series. "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," Benoist says in the post.
"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. 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," she adds.
Supergirl, also known as Kara Danvers and Kara Zor-El, is Superman's cousin and one of the last surviving Kryptonians. In the CW series, she is introduced as a 24-year-old living in National City who begins to come to terms with her superpowers and the responsibilities that come with possessing them. Along with Benoist as Kara, the series also stars Mehcad Brooks as James Olsen, Chyler Leigh as Alex Danvers, and Jeremy Jordan as Winn Schott. The fifth season also featured Katie McGrath, Jesse Rath, Nicole Maines, Azie Tesfair, and Andrea Brooks.
Supergirl is also notable for introducing Jon Cryer as Lex Luthor. The former Two and a Half Men star has earned a lot of praise for the role, which came along with nominations at the Saturn Awards and the Teen Choice Awards. He has since branched out and appeared in other Arrow-connected shows as Lex Luthor, including Arrow, Batwoman, and The Flash. It seems likely Cryer will play a large role in the show's final season as well.
Even with Arrow ending this year and Supergirl bowing out in 2021, the Arrowverse -- now rebranded as the CWverse -- will still be going strong. The Flash, Legends of Tomorrow, Batwoman, and Black Lightning will all be premiering new seasons next year. The new series Superman & Lois will also be debuting in January. Supergirl will soon be ending, but chances are we'll still be seeing Benoist popping back up in the role here and there in the future. This news comes to us from Deadline.