Supergirl got its chance to make it big when it first came out with its own series on CBS on October 26, 2015. Since then its has given us some riveting plot stories but now it’s time to say goodbye, as Supergirl wraps up her final season by protecting the world once again.
When Arrowverse show Supergirl shifted from CBS to The CW we expected it to have a long run, considering the possibility of multiple crossovers with its sister shows “Arrow”, “The Flash”, and “Arrowverse: Constantine” but as all things come to an end so has Supergirl.
Why is the show coming to an end?
Supergirl played by Melissa Benoist, has saved multiple worlds but one thing she was unable to save was the show. In September 2020, The CW announced that Season 6 would be the last for Supergirl.
The reason has been predominantly the declining ratings of the show. The show had an average viewership of three million viewers. By season 5 this viewership dropped drastically and almost halved in its number. By the end of Supergirl Season 5, the ratings as per ShowBuzzDaily came to under 700,000 people watching each episode live, moving downward from 1.26 million people from the start of the season.
At the same time, the pandemic delayed the production of Supergirl. The late start to the series owing up to Melissa Benoist’s pregnancy also led to massive delays. Hence some unexpected delays, lower ratings, and the perilous pandemic all amounted to the decision of ending the show with a long final season.
How will the ending unfold?
The beginning of the end is near and here is the trailer showing us how it will all go down.
The first part of Supergirl Season 6 started airing in March 2021. Now we see that Supergirl is back from the Phantom Zone after much struggle, but is still haunted by her experience. She has even brought her interdimensional imp back, Nyxly (Peta Sergeant), unknowingly which would become a challenge for her.
Things don’t go quite the same as planned ( As it never does in any superhero show) and we see her and her Super Friends going up against a formidable threat. That could potentially destroy the Earth, a world-ending collapse very much similar to what happened at Krypton.
You can expect is the following cast to show up to save the world, Chyler Leigh, as Alex Danvers, David Harewood as Hank Henshaw/J’onn J’onzz, Katie McGrath as Lena Luthor, Jesse Rath as Brainiac-5, Nicole Maines as Nia Nal/Dreamer, Julie Gonzolo as Andrea Rojas, Azie Tesfai as Kelly Olsen, Andrea Brooks as Eve Tessmacher, Staz Nair as William Dey, and Eliza Helm as young Cat Grant.
Some Surprising Appearances
No ending is complete without some crossovers, and surprise guest appearances. Supergirl’s trailer teased Kelly Olsen’s superhero alter-ego Guardian to emerge, she will debut in episode 12, Azie Tesfai would be seen playing the role. The episode has been co-written by Azie Tesfai and directed by Arrow alum David Ramsey. We will see the episode tackling the theme of racial inequality.
David Ramsey is not just directing but would also be reprising his role as John Diggle, who will return to support Supergirl in her final hall to the finish line.
What did Melissa Benoist (Supergirl) have to say about it
Melissa Benoist took to Twitter and Instagram to express what the show means to her. “To say it has been an honor portraying this iconic character would be a massive understatement,” Benois shared on Instagram. She also showed her excitement for the end and promised a “one helluva final season”.
In conclusion, while the end is near we still have a lot to look forward to, Make sure you block out your Tuesday evenings to witness the end, starting from August 24, 2021.
Let’s only hope some of the faces we have grown to love, make it in the end.