Supergirl is hanging up her iconic red cape, as the Melissa Benoist-led show on The CW will end with its upcoming sixth season.
The creative team behind the show, Warner Bros. TV and Berlanti Productions, made the announcement today, and it’s unclear whether the network has cancelled the show or it’s a decision made by the creators. The team is currently developing the storylines for the final 20 episodes, and reports say that production for Season 6 will begin later this month.
Originally conceived as an NBC series outside of the “Arrowverse”, that changed at the end of the show’s first season when The Flash’s Barry Allen crossed over onto the show, and it subsequently moved to The CW. The most recent crossover event Crisis on Infinite Earths ended with all of the show in the Arrowverse – which includes Supergirl, The Flash, DC’s Legends of Tomorrow, Black Lightning, and Batwoman – all becoming merged onto one single shared universe.
This marks the second show in that Arrowverse to come to an end, as Arrow concluded its eight-season run this past January. This isn’t the end of the House of El stories though, as Supergirl spin-off Superman & Lois, starring Tyler Hoechlin and Elizabeth Tulloch, will begin this winter.