The Arrowverse has already lost the show that launched the shared superhero universe, but Arrow clearly remains a beloved property given how fans unanimously rejected The CW’s attempts to rebrand the mythology. Unfortunately, though, viewers were dealt a second blow when it was announced yesterday that another one of the network’s marquee names will soon be riding off into the sunset.
For five seasons, Supergirl has been an integral part of the Arrowverse ever since the series moved over to The CW from CBS. Producer Greg Berlanti was always keen on Kara Danvers joining his roster of shows, and the network admitted that they missed the boat by passing on the project when it was first being shopped around. However, things worked out pretty well in the end after Melissa Benoist’s title heroine became a fully fledged member of the Arrowverse beginning with the second season.
Viewing figures may have been sliding downwards, having dropped from an average of over three million during season 2 to a little over one and a half throughout the fifth run, but Supergirl has always retained a dedicated and loyal following. Unsurprisingly, then, the news that the upcoming sixth batch of episodes would be the last has left many people feeling heartbroken, and you can check out some of the reactions below.
I'm sobbing in front of my phone bc SUPERGIRL 💔 pic.twitter.com/b61MGnR76K
— Whateva`° (@MisioSrisio) September 22, 2020
I am so proud of Melissa and everything she’s done as Supergirl but I do also think it’s time for her to move on to new adventures 😊 pic.twitter.com/OXT3lmBkXR
— star 💫 (@snowszorel) September 22, 2020
They really announced the cancellation on Supergirl's comic canon birthday pic.twitter.com/1go2eDF2Li
— Haley Andrea (@HaleyAndrea26) September 22, 2020
2020 keeps getting worst & worst.
The next season of Supergirl will be it’s last & personally I’m not ready for the show to end. There’s so much more yet to be explored! It’s my comfort show.
Thank you to the whole cast.
Melissa Benoist well & truly was the perfect Kara Zor-El. pic.twitter.com/tcA69qzldc
— Nat // Naya ミ☆ (@brie_sparkles) September 22, 2020
listen i complain about supergirl all the time but at the end of the day that dumb ass show and its characters and cast and all of you truly are my safe place and the thought of this being the last season makes me so fucking sad im gonna miss it so much oh my god
— paula🥀 (@lenaluhthorx) September 22, 2020
okay but supergirl was a show all about women & female empowerment & inclusivity and it's very telling that as soon as they were able to make a show about superman again that they just decided to completely drop supergirl altogether pic.twitter.com/W5pCFzj81z
— ʟᴀʏ. ✿ (@softlcorp) September 22, 2020
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hey cw, cancelling supergirl after you finally got superman is not a good look for you btw
— tala ashe’s bitch🧍🏻♀️ミ☆ | 5 (@adriannatarazi) September 22, 2020
seriously wtf is happening?!
-Arrow ended at season 8
-Ruby Rose left as Batwoman
-Supergirl ends at season 6
2020 really sucks!!!!!
— RonRos47-Paragon of Mental Health (@Ros47Ron) September 22, 2020
Please someone save Supergirl 😭
— Alejandra. (@fallintothebed) September 22, 2020
None of these shows are going to carry on forever, and it appears that The CW are keen to freshen up their roster of heroes by retiring some of their longest tenured characters while also introducing new series to lead the Arrowverse into the future like Black Lightning, Batwoman and the upcoming debut of Superman & Lois. That being said, fans are certainly going to miss Benoist’s Supergirl when she flies off into the distance for the final time next year.