Carrying on the Superman legacy, ‘Supergirl’ follows the evolution of his younger cousin, Kara (Melissa Benoist), from his would-be protector to a full-fledged hero in her own right. The second spinoff to originate from DC Comics drama ‘Arrow’, following ‘The Flash’, the show is fronted by strong female characters and showcases relevant themes of self-reliance, embracing destiny, and following your heart’s desire, all defined by a very likable protagonist who is flawed and layered, but not perfect by any stretch.
With season 5 having concluded earlier this summer, fans are left wondering as to when will they get a glimpse of their favorite superhero suit up and take another flight. From its release date to plot details, here’s everything we know about ‘Supergirl’ Season 6.
Supergirl Season 6 Release Date
‘Supergirl’ Season 5 premiered on October 6, 2019, on The CW, and concluded on May 17, 2020. The show was officially renewed for season 6 in January 2020. On September 22, The CW announced that the drama series would be coming to an end with the sixth and final season. Shortly after the pronouncement, Benoist took to her Instagram account to share a heartfelt tribute about her experience with the show.
Following the past five years’ release pattern, the upcoming season was all set to hit our screens in October 2020. However, owing to the COVID-19 outbreak along with Benoist’s pregnancy, the final installment of the series is set to begin production for the new season in Vancouver in late 2020. Considering the delay in filming, we can expect ‘Supergirl’ season 6 to release sometime in 2021 on The CW. It will consist of a staggering twenty episodes.
Supergirl Season 6 Cast: Who is in it?
A majority of the series regulars are anticipated to return for the next edition. The pivotal cast members that might reprise their roles include Melissa Benoist as Kara Danvers, alias Supergirl, Chyler Leigh as Alex Danvers, David Harewood as J’onn J’onzz (Martian Manhunter), Jesse Rath as Brainiac 5 (Brainy), Nicole Maines as Nia Nal (Dreamer), and Katie McGrath as Lena Luthor.
Hopefully, fans might see some old faces, including Mehcad Brooks as James Olsen, Jeremy Jordon as Winn Schott, and Calista Flockhart as Cat Grant, viewing as they might reappear for the show’s swansong.
Supergirl Season 6 Plot: What can it be About?
The upcoming season is expected to pick up on the cliffhanger that ended the last season. After being left unfinished due to the coronavirus shutdown, the original season 5 finale has now been rewritten and will most likely be kicking off the sixth season. In the finale, Kara and Lena resolve their differences, while Gamemnae sheds her human disguise. Despite Brainy’s effort, Lex manages to get his hands on the container that he plans to use with Lillian.
Speaking to People, actor Jon Cryer said, “They’re writing a whole bunch of new stuff around it… which is interesting because 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!’” This is indicative that Luthor will continue to be a thorn in the side of the Super Friends in the ultimate season, so get ready to see some exciting climactic ending.
The main threat faced by the Supergirl remains under the wraps as of yet, but some significant changes have been set-up for the cast, including Alex Danvers taking up a new role as a masked vigilante. In addition to action, some slow-burn romance might be on the cards for William Dey (Staz Nair) and Kara. Beyond that, fans can expect to see a reconciled Dreamer, Brainiac-5, and Lena Luthor working with the Super Friends again, ready to tackle whatever challenges the sixth season might have in store for them.
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