Supergirl has flown as far as she could. CW is cancelling the show after Season 6. This sixth season will be the end for one of the Arrowverse’s main shows. Once the final season airs, it’s being reported that it’s star, Melissa Benoist, isn’t interested in dawning the cape ever again.
According to the report, “once the series finale airs, Benoist has no intentions of ever suiting up again. According to our intel, the actress wants to distance herself from the Arrowverse to avoid being typecast and will look to forge ahead with her career outside the confines of The CW.”
“In fact, she’s reportedly actively looking to secure roles in big budget movies or premium TV shows in order to take the next step beyond Supergirl and as such, isn’t interested in returning to the franchise again. Which means that fans should make the most of this last batch of episodes as they’ll likely be the last time Benoist is seen as the hero.”
The final season will consist of 20 episodes, filming in Vancouver. The show originally aired on CBS before it was cancelled there and then picked up for seasons two through five on the CW. At the end of Season 5, Lex Luthor defeated Leviathan and was on a mission to conquer the world.
Season 5 of Supergirl starred Melissa Benoist, Chyler Leigh, Katie McGrath, Jesse Rath, Nicole Maines, Azie Tesfai, Andrea Brooks, Julie Gonzalo, Staz Nair, and David Harewood, with special guest star Jon Cryer. The show is executive produced by Greg Berlanti, Sarah Schechter, Robert Rovner, Jessica Queller, and Rob Wright.
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