Twenty-four-year-old Kara Zor-El, who was taken in by the Danvers family when she was 13 after being sent away from Krypton, must learn to embrace her powers after previously hiding them. The Danvers teach her to be careful with her powers, until she has to reveal them during an unexpected disaster, setting her on her journey of heroism. Kara Zor-El who is the cousin of Kal-El better known as Superman.
The CW announced today that Supergirl will be coming to an end after its already-ordered sixth season. The news comes eight months after the superhero drama earned its now-final pickup, which will see the show return for its farewell run in 2021.
Star Melissa Benoist took to Instagram after the news broke, expressing her gratitude for being able to portray the iconic character for the past five years. She also expressed excitement for the opportunity to properly plan a conclusion to the series in advance, promising fans "one helluva final season."
Today's news makes Supergirl the second series from the DC Arrowverse to be leaving the air. Arrow concluded its run earlier this year.
Look for the sixth and final season of Supergirl to premiere in 2021 as part of The CW's midseason lineup.