Will there be a Supergirl season 7? Let’s take a moment to consider the Arrowverse series’ renewal status and what the future holds.
At the dawn of the century, the year 2000 ushered in some notable films, from Memento to Cast Away.
However, many will remember it as the year they truly adopted a taste for superhero cinema thanks to X-Men.
Since then, comic-book adaptations have arguably dominated the realm of blockbuster entertainment and the launch of the MCU with 2008’s Iron Man was perhaps the most pivotal point.
Even after all these years, the demand to see comic-book characters light up our screens is undeniable and we’ve also seen a wealth of great adaptations reach the small screen.
A high point for superhero series’ came in 2012 with the arrival of Arrow, launching the Arrowverse and ushering in subsequent shows like The Flash, Legends of Tomorrow, and of course, Supergirl.
Developed by Greg Berlanti, Ali Adler and Andrew Kreisberg, it blazed onto screens in 2015 with Melissa Benoist in the titular role.
Fans have been cherishing it for five seasons now but its fate is now sealed…
No Supergirl season 7? Renewal status explained
- Supergirl will come to an end with its sixth and final season. The last episodes of the show are set to premiere in 2021.
This is highlighted by IGN, which also addresses that production on the sixth season is scheduled to commence in October 2020 in Vancouver.
Shooting for season 5 was actually disrupted by the COVID-19 pandemic, which resulted in a shorter season at 19 episodes; not much shorter, mind.
Fortunately, Variety includes that season 6 is set to bring fans a full 20 episodes and that writers have already begun conjuring up storylines.
As for the show’s fate, the previous source acknowledges that it was a joint decision from the CW along with producers Warner Bros. Television and Berlanti Productions.
The series has experienced inconveniences in the past, having moved from CBS to CW for season 2.
A specific release date for season 6 is yet to be confirmed.
Under the circumstances, production may yet again be influenced by the pandemic and it will be worth keeping an eye on how it all progresses.
Melissa Benoist weighs in
The news is likely to hit a lot of fans but, understandably, they’ll all be especially keen to hear Melissa Benoist’s thoughts on the matter.
Since the news broke, she has flocked to her Instagram to share her reaction with 4.4 million followers.
She expressed: “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.”
You can read the full post below, but it’s worth drawing attention to the positive note she ends on: “I’m so excited that we get to plan our conclusion to this amazing journey, and I cannot wait for you to see what we have in store. I promise we’re going to make it one helluva final season.”
The fans aren’t happy
Even with the promise of “one helluva final season”, fans are still gutted about the series coming to an end.
As Melissa suggests, Supergirl is a character – and indeed, a show – which means a great deal to so many people.
Inevitably, fans have voiced their frustrations and thoughts on Twitter.
Check out a selection of tweets: