Supergirl to end after season 6
This final outing is expected to air sometime in 2021.
Supergirl’s upcoming sixth season will be its last, US network the CW has confirmed.
According to Deadline, both the show’s falling ratings and the delays caused by the COVID-19 pandemic helped contribute to the decision.
Season 6 will consist of 20 episodes and is likely to begin filming in Canada next week for a 2021 release date.
“To say it has been an honor portraying this iconic character would be a massive understatement,” wrote star Melissa Benoist in an Instagram post.
“I’m so excited that we get to plan our conclusion to this amazing journey, and I can't wait for you to see what we have in store. I promise we’re going to make it one helluva final season.”
Supergirl follows the titular superhero or Kara Zor-El (Benoist) who, like her cousin Superman, was sent to earth as a baby following the destruction of the planet Krypton.
Along with Benoist, the show also stars Chyler Leigh, David Harewood, Katie McGrath, Nicole Maines, Jesse Rath and Azie Tesfai.
It will be the second show in the Arrowverse to have come to an end after Arrow which aired its final episode earlier in the year.
The first four seasons of Supergirl are available to stream on NOW TV