The CW has officially announced that Supergirl will end after its sixth season. Filming for this season is scheduled to resume later this month in Vancouver. The season will consist of 20 episodes. The premiere will take place in mid-2021.
The series was originally developed for the CBS channel, the president of this channel, Nina Tassler, wanted a project that could attract a female audience to the screens. Since its second season, the show moved to The CW, prompting a production move from Los Angeles to Vancouver to lower the show’s budget. For this reason, Melissa Benoist’s partner in the first season, Calista Flockhart, left the project in the second season. The female lead says:
This heroine gave me the power I never knew existed, the power to find hope in the darkest corners, and the feeling that we are stronger when together. What this heroine stands for instills confidence in all of us for the best. She changed my life for the better, for which I am infinitely grateful to her. I am so thrilled that we are planning the completion of this amazing journey and I can’t wait for you to find out what we have in stock. I promise we will make a very good last season.