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Up, up and away – Supergirl cancelled after season 6

September 23rd, 2020 by Marc Comments

Well, Arrow was first last year, but now Supergirl is the second hero in the Arrowverse to have her series cancelled.

The word broke late last night that Superman’s cousin, Kara, is set to have her show pulled after the set to film later this month season six is done.

The CW, Warner Bros Television and Berlanti Productions announced the news.

Star Melissa Benoist took to social media shortly after the news broke:

“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.

“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 show’s cancellation is in the same season that we see Superman getting his own Arrowverse series (here) and leaves behind The Flash, Legends of Tomorrow, Black Lightning and Batwoman which has recently appointed a new titular star in Javicia Leslie (here).

While I have great admiration and respect for what The CW has done with its massive Arrowverse, populated with heroes and villains from all across the DC Universe, there’s no arguing that that quality of the shows has been getting progressively worse over the last few seasons and Supergirl was probably the worst of the lot.

Anyway, let me know what you think about the news. Will you be sad to see Kara and the team leave? Do you expect to see her cameo from time-to-time on the Superman and Lois series? I want to hear it all.

Source: Variety


Marc is a self-confessed nerd. Ever since seeing Star Wars for the first time around 1979 he’s been an unapologetic fan of the Wars and still believes, with Clone Wars and now Underworld, we are yet to see the best Star Wars. He’s a dad of two who now doesn’t have the time (or money) to collect the amount of toys, comics, movies and books he once did, much to the relief of his long-suffering wife. In the real world he’s a graphic designer. He started Following the Nerd because he was tired of searching a million sites every day for all the best news that he loves and decided to create one place where you can go to get the whole lot. Secretly he longs to be sitting in the cockpit of his YT-1300 Corellian Transport ship with his co-pilot Chewie, roaming the universe, waiting for his next big adventure, but feels just at home watching cartoons with his kids….