The wait is going to be long. For fans of the CW series Supergirl, those words could prove painful. There are a couple of factors that play into those words, factors we’ll soon get into. Rest assured, there will be a Supergirl season 6. But in this day and age of a crazy 2020, you’re going to have be patient.
Here’s everything we know so far about Supergirl season 6.
SUPERGIRL IS CANCELLED
In a shocking development, The CW has cancelled the show. Supergirl’s season 6 will be the show’s last.
Series star Melissa Benoist helped break the news to fans on Instagram with this post…
The good news here is that The CW is giving the show one final season to go out on, and they’re promising Supergirl season 6 will go out with a bang.
THE ONE SEASON RENEWAL
CW’s gave it’s entire Arrowverse roster the greenlight for new seasons back in January of this year, right before COVID jumped into everyone’s life. Not only did Supergirl get the renewal for season 6, so did the current shows The Flash, Legends of Tomorrow, Black Lightning, Batwoman, and the new shows Superman & Lois and Green Arrow and the Canaries.
Typically, the CW announces their renewals early, as they did this year in a statement by CW president Mark Pedowitz via Screenrant, “These early orders for next season give our production teams a head start in plotting out story arcs and a jump on hiring staff, and this also provides us with a strong foundation of established, fan-favorite CW shows to build on for next season. We’ve been thrilled with the creative direction of all three new series, and even though we are in the very early stages of our new full-stack streaming strategy, which allows viewers to catch up on our new shows from the beginning, we’re already seeing incredibly positive results from our multiplatform viewership for Nancy Drew and Batwoman.”
This is all great news for DC fans giving the Arrowverse another opportunity for crossovers and crisis. It also means Supergirl season 6 is a lock and on the way, even though it will be the show’s last.
SUPERGIRL SEASON 6 RELEASE DATE
It is sadly official, Supergirl season 6 has been delayed. Actually every show on the CW, which includes season 6 of Supergirl, has been delayed until 2021. The show is now scheduled for a Spring 2021 premiere.
As it pertains to Supergirl season 6, it isn’t only the COVID pandemic that is delaying its premiere. Added to this pandemic delay is the fact that series star Melissa Benoist has got a bun in the oven.
Benoist, who is married to actor Chris Wood, announced on her Instagram that the couple was expecting. She started off by saying, “A non-canine child is coming to our family very soon!!!” to the post where the couple was posing with their dog and Benoist is holding a small blue shirt.
Wood responded with his own humorous Instagram photo and the caption, “The photo is a joke but the news is real…!!!”
So, there truly is a real reason for the Supergirl season 6 delay. But when the cast returns, what do we “expect” to see?
THE CAST OF SUPERGIRL SEASON 6
Expect the main cast to return which includes…
THE PLOT OF SUPERGIRL SEASON 6
When the pandemic hit, Supergirl had not quite finished season five. Originally the fifth season was to be 22 episodes but because of the pandemic, it was cut back to 20. As the pandemic began to engulf the country, producers weren’t able to finish episode 20, so episode 19 was used as the season finale.
Prevailing thoughts are that the final three episodes of season five will kick off Supergirl season 6, but those are just prevailing thoughts. It is not set in stone.
The Crisis on Infinite Earth caused havoc across the Arrowverse, much more so to Supergirl’s world. National City has now been moved from Earth-38 to Earth-Prime, changing the entire aspect of Supergirl. We now have Lex Luthor (played by Jon Cryer) back looking for world domination. That shadowy organization Leviathan was still the biggest threat in season five. And then we saw the season finale introduce a big surprise as Supergirl and Lena Luthor became allies.
Jon Cryer spoke about the big role his character will play in the upcoming Supergirl season 6, “The way my character was thwarted now doesn’t happen anymore. So I was like, ‘Oh, did I not get defeated? Wait a minute, I like this!” Looks like Lex Luthor will be returning with a bang.
Supergirl season 6 will have to answer a few questions, with the way things were left for fans in the season five finale. First off, this Supergirl-Lena Luthor relationship. Are things truly fine between the two or will the bad blood begin to boil again? If you’re betting, take the bad blood boiling.
How about Querl Dox aka Brainy? Did he truly die at the end of season five? Brainy had been working with Lex to take down the immortals, wanting Supergirl to be the first to go, but Brainy had other ideas and decided to protect his friends. He took down Leviathan himself, shrinking and bottling it, but in the process, he was dying.
What about that other Luthor, Lillian? When we last saw her, Lex was approaching his mother after Lena had betrayed him. In their final scene together Lex told his mother, “Let’s get to work, doc.” He was holding the bottled Leviathan.