“Supergirl” to End After Six Seasons

Melissa Benoist in "Supergirl"

Supergirl, starring Melissa Benoist, will be flying off The CW after its upcoming sixth season.

Production on the sixth and final season is set to start later this month, with storylines already being developed for the last 20 episodes. The network aims to premiere the sixth season sometime in 2021.

The series debuted on CBS in October 2015 before moving to The CW for Season 2.

“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’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,” Benoist wrote on Instagram.

“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 most recent season of Supergirl also starred Chyler Leigh, Katie McGrath, Jesse Rath, Nicole Maines, Azie Tesfai, Andrea Brooks, Julie Gonzalo, Staz Nair, and David Harewood, with special guest star Jon Cryer.

Supergirl was a part of CW’s Arrowverse, which lost its first member Arrow at the beginning of this year. The shows still remaining in the Arrowverse are The Flash, Legends of Tomorrow, Black Lightning, Batwoman, and Superman and Lois.