The CW has announced that the Arrow spin-off, Supergirl, will end after its sixth season in 2021.
“To say it has been an honor portraying this iconic character would be a massive understatement,” Arrow lead Melissa Benoist said.
The final season is set to begin filming later this year in Vancouver. It will not return to the network’s fall line-up, but rather air mid-season of 2021. The move is being made to allow Benoist to return from maternity leave in time.
“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,” she added.
“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.”
Supergirl‘s sixth and final season will include 20 episodes. Stay tuned for more details about the show’s finale.