The CW announced that its Melissa Benoist-led Arrow spin-off Supergirl will conclude with its upcoming sixth season. The final season, which is slated to return to production later this month in Vancouver, will consist of 20 episodes and premiere in 2021. The new season of Supergirl is not part of The CW’s “fall” schedule in January; it will arrive whenever midseason 2021 is for the network.
The production is delayed because Benoist is on maternity leave. She remarked:
“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 the 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.”
The Greg Berlanti drama from Warner Bros. TV is the fourth most-watched show of its kind on the CW behind The Flash, Supernatural, and Batwoman. A year after the CW ended the Arrow show that launched what fans call the Arrowverse Warner Bros. TV, will say farewell to Supernatural and Supergirl this season. Berlanti’s CW-based DC world will now consist of The Flash (returning for its seventh season); Legends of Tomorrow (entering season six), Black Lightning (season four), Batwoman (season two), and the new series Superman & Lois. Stargirl will be imported to the CW from the DC Universe streaming channel.
Titans and Doom Patrol which originated on DC Universe will move to HBO Max. DC Comics dramas Green Lantern and Strange Adventures are in production for HBO Max and in 2021 we will see the
Snyder cut version of the Justice League movie. As you can see the commitment to DC Comic
programming will continue in the future.
No one at Warner Bros. TV is saying that Supergirl is canceled because of ratings but the truth is when Supergirl debuted in 2015 on CBS, it had nearly 13 million viewers, and when it moved to The CW in 2016, its second season saw around 3 million viewers an episode, with last year’s season 5 the program averaged around 1.26 million or less. I will let you judge that for yourself.