Fans of The CW's Arrowverse were stunned on Tuesday when it was announced that Supergirl will end its run with the upcoming sixth season set to debut on the network sometime in 2021. A statement released by the network revealed that the series will conclude with a 20-episode Season 6, production on which will begin later this month. For fans of the series, however, news that the Girl of Steel's adventures are coming to an end was a lot to take in and fans have been flooding social media, devastated.
Supergirl first debuted in 2015 on CBS. The series was cancelled after one season on that network, but made the jump to The CW where Supergirl, played by Melissa Benoist, has been an integral part of the Arrowverse ever since. But even beyond the show's place among the rest of The CW's DC TV programming, the series had significant impact on its fans -- and Benoist herself.
"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 in a post to Instagram. "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. What she stands for pushes all of us to be better. She has changed my life for the better, and I’m forever grateful."
Even with Supergirl getting the opportunity to go out with a planned series ending thanks to the 20-episode final season, fans are still crushed that the show is ending at all. For many, a lot of that rage and disappointment comes knowing that The CW is launching Superman & Lois in January, something that left many feeling like Kara Zor El was being moved aside for her more famous cousin. Other fans felt like this was just another 2020 thing -- another disappointment added on top of a very difficult year over all.
You can read on to see for yourself how Supergirl fans are taking the news about the series' ending and be sure to let us know your thoughts in the comments.
The sixth and final season of Supergirl will debut on The CW in 2021.
The tears haven't even begun
You think you’re sad now, wait until the inevitable speech Kara gives over the final ever scene. We are not ready 😭 #supergirl— Carly (@KxllxngEve) September 22, 2020
I'm sobbing in front of my phone bc SUPERGIRL 💔 pic.twitter.com/b61MGnR76K— Whateva\`° (@MisioSrisio) September 22, 2020
I am so proud of Melissa and everything she’s done as Supergirl but I do also think it’s time for her to move on to new adventures 😊 pic.twitter.com/OXT3lmBkXR— star 💫 (@snowszorel) September 22, 2020
The worst birthday
They really announced the cancellation on Supergirl's comic canon birthday pic.twitter.com/1go2eDF2Li— Haley Andrea (@HaleyAndrea26) September 22, 2020
2020 strikes again
2020 keeps getting worst & worst.
The next season of Supergirl will be it’s last & personally I’m not ready for the show to end. There’s so much more yet to be explored! It’s my comfort show.
Thank you to the whole cast.
Melissa Benoist well & truly was the perfect Kara Zor-El. pic.twitter.com/tcA69qzldc— Nat // Naya ミ☆ (@brie_sparkles) September 22, 2020
Gonna miss this show
listen i complain about supergirl all the time but at the end of the day that dumb ass show and its characters and cast and all of you truly are my safe place and the thought of this being the last season makes me so fucking sad im gonna miss it so much oh my god— paula🥀 (@lenaluhthorx) September 22, 2020
okay but supergirl was a show all about women & female empowerment & inclusivity and it's very telling that as soon as they were able to make a show about superman again that they just decided to completely drop supergirl altogether pic.twitter.com/W5pCFzj81z— ʟᴀʏ. ✿ (@softlcorp) September 22, 2020
Not a good look
hey cw, cancelling supergirl after you finally got superman is not a good look for you btw— tala ashe’s bitch🧍🏻♀️ミ☆ | 5 (@adriannatarazi) September 22, 2020
But seriously, 2020!
seriously wtf is happening?!
-Arrow ended at season 8
-Ruby Rose left as Batwoman
-Supergirl ends at season 6
2020 really sucks!!!!!— RonRos47-Paragon of Mental Health (@Ros47Ron) September 22, 2020
Please someone save Supergirl 😭— Alejandra. (@fallintothebed) September 22, 2020