Kara Danvers will be leaving National City sooner than expected. The CW’s Supergirl is poised to end after its upcoming sixth season, TV Line reports. The news comes as the show is slated to resume production on Season Six later this month. The season will consist of 20 episodes.
Supergirl premiered in October 2015 on CBS with 7.7 million viewers tuning in to watch Superman’s cousin. However, the series relocated to The CW and subsequently slipped in viewer numbers. Season Two debuted with 2.4 million viewers. Then, with its most recent outing, Supergirl swooped in with 840,000 viewers, a 30 percent drop from the previous season. It appears the show fell victim to the Ratings Drop Curse (that I just made up).
Now, Supergirl was part of The CW’s newly christened “CWverse.” This means the series exists in tandem with Arrow, The Flash, DC’s Legends of Tomorrow, Black Lightning, Batwoman, and Stargirl. While Arrow just finished its tenure on The CW, the rest of the shows will, presumably, return in 2021.
Star Melissa Benoist had this to say regarding the show’s conclusion:
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.
Supergirl stars Melissa Benoist, Chyler Leigh, Katie McGrath, Jesse Rath, Nicole Maines, Andrea Brooks, Azie Tesfai, Julie Gonzalo, Staz Nair, and David Harewood. The show will return for a sixth and final season in 2021.
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