Supergirl TV series to end with season 6

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The CW and Warner Bros. Television have decided it’s time for Supergirl to fly off into the sunset with the conclusion of season 6.

It was announced on Tuesday that season 6 of Supergirl shall serve as the ending of the series. The decision was apparently a joint decision by Warner Bros. Television on The CW. Production is set to begin on the final 20 episodes by the end of Sept. and the writers have been able to come up with storylines for the conclusion of the series.

With Superman & Lois set to debut in 2021, this seems like the perfect time for this to happen. Two series set around the last children of Krypton might be a bit too much for one network. Also, depending on where Kara (Melissa Benoist) ends up in the story, it’s easy to imagine her dropping in from time to time on Kal-El (Tyler Hoechlin).

The CW has only ended one series so far, and that was the original Arrow series. Since then it has been accumulating more titles, and even bringing in series from other networks such as it did with Supergirl, and more recently with Stargirl.

Benoist took to her Instagram to issue a statement, saying, “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.

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 season 6 will debut on The CW in early 2021.