Prepare to say goodbye to Supergirl. The hit CW series will officially be coming to an end after its upcoming sixth season.
News of Supergirl’s upcoming conclusion comes from The CW, Warner Bros. Television, and Berlanti Productions, all of whom released a joint statement on Tuesday (September 22), announcing plans to end the show.
Season 6 of the CW superhero series will be comprised of 20 episodes in total. Production on the final season is set to kick off later this month, which the network eyeing a 2021 premiere date for the final season.
Shortly after news broke, series star Melissa Benoist took to Twitter to share her thoughts with fans far and wide.
“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.” said the actress of getting to play the titular Supergirl.
“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.”
Benoist wrapped her series of Tweets by letting fans of the show know that she’s looking forward to sharing the final season of Supergirl with viewers next year.
“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,” wrote Benoist.
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.
— Melissa Benoist (@MelissaBenoist) September 22, 2020
The final season of Supergirl is set to debut via The CW sometime in 2021.