It looks like the Girl of Steel has met her greatest enemy yet: cancellation. Supergirl has just been canceled by The CW, making its upcoming sixth season the final one for the beloved DC series.
The cancellation was confirmed by The CW along with producers Warner Bros. Television and Berlanti Productions (via Variety). This means that Supergirl Season 6 will wrap up Kara Danvers' story in a span of 20 episodes. The final season is set to begin production later in September and writers are already working on the last episodes of the show.
Melissa Benoist, who played Kara in the series since its first season on CBS, shared a heartfelt tribute to the show on her official Instagram account.
"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," Benoist wrote before paying tribute to her character.
"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," she wrote.
Benoist concluded the post on a hopeful note. "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. el mayarah," she wrote.
Supergirl Season 6 has not yet been given an official release date but is expected to air on The CW in 2021.
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