Up, Up and Away: CW’s ‘Supergirl’ to end in 2021…

It seems there's a transition in television superheroics. A second CW series departs as 'Supergirl' flies off in 2021...

The CWWarner Bros TV and Berlanti Productions have announced that Supergirl will wind up its six-year run with the next season  – due to be broadcast early in 2021.  There had been speculation this might be the case, increased by the facts that both COVID and star Melissa Benoist’s pregnancy had left to a shifting of production dates. The current plan is to begin filming the final season next week in Vancouver, though Benoist won’t return to film her scenes until later.

“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,” she wrote on a post on Instagram. “I promise we’re going to make it one helluva final season.”

The show – which began on CBS, in October 2015 but moved to The CW for its second season had slipped a little in the ratings but was major part of  The CW‘s combined universe of superheroes and their various crossovers. It will be the second of that ‘Arrowverse‘ to leave the screen after Arrow itself ended last year but the current blueprint would increase the final run to twenty episodes, longer than most network shows are planning given their late starts.

There’s also talk that some of the existing characters might yet tie-in to the Superman & Lois series due to launch next year.