The CW has announced that the upcoming season of action/adventure “Supergirl,” starring Melissa Benoist, will be concluding after the upcoming sixth season. The now final season, which is slated to return to production later this month in Vancouver, will consist of 20 episodes and premiere in 2021.
“To say it has been an honor portraying this iconic character would be a massive understatement,” Benoist 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. 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.”
“Supergirl,” which originally aired on CBS and moved to the more compatible CW in season two, is the second spinoff to originate from DC Comics drama “Arrow,” following “The Flash.”