Why 'Supergirl' Will Not Be Coming Back For Another Season

Why 'Supergirl' Will Not Be Coming Back For Another Season

Fans can't help but expect to hear the news of the show coming back again after the sixth season was decided to be the final season.

Supergirl is The CW's superhero show based on the DC Comics character. It follows the story of Kara Danvers who is Superman's biological cousin and is one of the last surviving Kryptonians from the planet Krypton. She is forced to unveil her hidden powers and protect the inhabitants of National City when an unexpected disaster strikes.

The series first premiered in 2015. Starting from the third season the show merged into the Arrowverse. The show has six seasons and also served as the final season of the series. It premiered in March 2021 and concluded with a two-part finale in November 2021. 


Fans of the show were disappointed to see the show which was well-received with lots of positive reviews had to come to an end. The production of the sixth season was delayed on account of the pandemic. Additionally, it was also moved around to accommodate the pregnancy of star Melissa Benoist. Deadline reported that with the delays for the shoot along with the show's downward rating trajectory, the producers, the studio, the network, and Benoist came to a collective decision that it was better to end the show with a longer final season. It became the second series from the CW’s DC Arrowverse to come to an end following Arrow.


When the show came to an end, Benoist shared a touching note on her Instagram stating: “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." She continued, "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."


Fans can't help but expect to hear the news of the show coming back again. It gave us Nia Nal, TV's very first trans superhero, and also included other LGBTQ+ characters like Kara's own sister, Alex Danvers, after all. But with how the series was brought to an end, it seems unlikely that it would happen. It was a calculated decision to bring an end to the show with the sixth season since the viewership had nearly halved by the fifth season. The show went from having more than three million viewers every week to it dropping to only 1.6 million viewers a week. 

Moreover, The CW had started a new approach as it was retiring older shows for signing on newer shows. Shows like Supernatural, Arrow, and The 100 were also brought to end around the same time by the network. So the chances of another season of Supergirl happening are slim.


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