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CW’s ‘Supergirl’ Ending After Upcoming Season 6

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It’s the end of the road for another Arrowverse show.

It looks like the upcoming sixth season of Supergirl will be the show’s last.

The announcement hit on Tuesday, when the CW, Warner Bros. TV, and Berlanti Productions said the show will conclude with the upcoming sixth season.

Supergirl‘s Last Season Set for Mid-2021 Debut

Production will begin later this month, and scripts are currently in the works for the final 20 episodes. The season will debut later in 2021 — joining the rest of the CW’s usual fall lineup.

The show had already been set for midseason before the cancellation announcement, likely related to the fact that Supergirl herself, Melissa Benoist, is expecting a baby with husband (and occasional co-star) Chris Wood.

This is the second blow the show has been dealt. Thanks to the coronavirus pandemic, Supergirl didn’t even get to finish out season five as intended.

They did manage to squeeze in a finale, though, with Kara and her team facing off against Leviathan and saving billions from a virtual reality death. Plus, there was a sort-of reunion with Lena (played by Katie McGrath), and the debut of vigilante Alex (Chyler Leigh).

Benoist took to social media to reflect on Supergirl’s imminent end.

“To say it has been an honor portraying this iconic character would be a massive understatement,” she wrote on Instagram. “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,” Benoist continued. “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.”

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I’m not crying, you’re crying!

Although Supergirl is getting the axe, at least they get to plan for the ending. After all, unexpected cancellations that leave viewers without resolution are the worst.

It looks like Supergirl herself agrees.

“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,” said Benoist. “I promise we’re going to make it one helluva final season.”

Cancellation Follows the Ending of Another Arrowverse Show

The end of Supergirl comes right after another DC Arrowverse series said goodbye. The CW’s Arrow left the small screen in January 2020 after eight seasons.

It seems a little soon to be saying goodbye to another superhero, to be honest.

Luckily for us, Superman & Lois is coming to the CW soon, so perhaps we’ll see Kara again for an occasional visit with her cousin.

Tyler Hoechlin and Bitsie Tulloch, who made their debuts as Clark (aka Superman) and Lois Lane in the world of Supergirl, will get to continue their legacy on their own CW series.