SUPERGIRL: The Cast Reacts To The News The CW Series Will End After Season 6

SUPERGIRL: The Cast Reacts To The News The CW Series Will End After Season 6 SUPERGIRL: The Cast Reacts To The News The CW Series Will End After Season 6

Supergirl will end its run on The CW after six seasons, but how has the cast of the series reacted to the news that their time in National City is nearing its conclusion? We've rounded up their responses!

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By Nighthawk01 - Sep 23, 2020 04:09 AM EST
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Yesterday afternoon, it was confirmed that Supergirl will end after its upcoming sixth season airs. 

The plan was always for the series to start shooting later than normal to accommodate star Melissa Benoist's pregnancy, and it's been reported that a combination of delays caused by COVID-19 and the show's falling ratings led to "the producers, the studio, the network and Benoist coming to a decision that it was better to end the show with a longer final season."

20 episodes are on the way, but the news has still hit fans hard. The same can be said for Supergirl's cast, though, and we've rounded up the reactions that have so far been shared so far.

To take a look at how they feel about the news, you can tap the "Next" or "View List" buttons below.

David Harewood - Martian Manhunter

David Harewood has played J'onn J'onzz/Martian Manhunter in Supergirl, The Flash, Arrow, and Legends of Tomorrow. He also portrayed Hank Henshaw/Cyborg Superman for a time, and ties with Tom Cavanagh for having directed the most episodes of their respective shows with a total of three.

With any luck, Martian Manhunter will one day find his way to Metropolis in Superman & Lois!

Nicole Maines - Dreamer

As a transgender actress, Nicole Maines has brought some diversity to the world of Supergirl

There's much more to her than that, though, and as dreamer, Maines has developed a significant fan following. The hope among many fans is that she will now join the Legends of Tomorrow crew after appearing in that series during the massive Crisis on Infinite Earths crossover event. 

Jon Cryer - Lex Luthor

Jon Cryer has completely reinvented himself after starring in his sitcom Two and a Half Men, with the role of Lex Luthor making it easy for his fans to forget all about the time he spent as Alan Harper.

Before playing Lex, Cryer was Lenny Luthor in 1987's Superman IV: The Quest for Peace.

Julie Gonzalo - Acrata

After previously portraying Jessica Johnson in Lucifer, Julie Gonzalo returned to the DC Universe to play Andrea Rojas/Acrata in Supergirl. On Earth-38, the CatCo Worldwide Media EIC was nicknamed "The Shadow" by Kara Danvers after being revealed as one of Leviathan's secret agents. 

On Earth-Prime, she still worked for Leviathan but eventually became an ally to the Girl of Steel.

Andrea Brooks - Eve Teschmacher

Andrea Brooks has portrayed Eve Teschmacher in Supergirl and The Flash. She also portrayed J'onn J'onzz and Malefic J'onzz disguised as Eve, and Hope in Eve's body, in Supergirl.

It's unclear whether her character has a future beyond this series, but she's become a big part of events on Earth-Prime, and is likely to factor into the upcoming sixth and final season too.

Jesse Rath - Brainiac 5

Jesse Rath has portrayed Querl Dox/Brainiac 5, an Aurafacian, Brainiac 5 of Earth-TUD15, Brainiac 5 of Earth-TUD17, and Brainiac 5 of Earth-TUD18 over the course of his Supergirl appearances.

Brainiac would be a strong choice of villain in Superman & Lois, so Rath could perhaps return in another form. Based on his Instagram post above, he appears to be holding out hope for a movie, anyway!

Melissa Benoist - Supergirl

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. ♥️ el mayarah 💪 @supergirlcw

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There is no Supergirl without Melissa Benoist, and with the series now nearing its end, fans have been speculating wildly about what will become of her Girl of Steel once the final episode has aired. 

The CW will either kill her off, send her into outer space, or have her give up being a superhero. However, it's also possible that she could continue protecting National City, making only sporadic appearances in future. It all depends on how interested Benoist is sticking around as Supergirl!

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CWBNGAJEEPGUY85 - 9/23/2020, 4:56 AM

as a HUGE Superman fan, I could never get into this show. Good luck to them all
fadersdream - 9/23/2020, 11:25 AM
@CWBNGAJEEPGUY85 - As a huge SUPERGIRL fan... I couldn't either. I don't know if it was my affinity for Turner's work, or just that the Superhero aspects seemed to be plastered over the young-lady-in-the-big-city format.
TheUnworthyThor - 9/23/2020, 5:05 AM
Perfect time to start working on a Martian Manhunter movie.

Doomsday8888 - 9/23/2020, 5:05 AM
"Bloody hell, Melissa...Girl got knocked up and we all lost our jobs, smdh."

-Unnamed cast member
patgreyc - 9/23/2020, 5:26 AM
@Doomsday8888 - I could totally see that happening.
MuadDib - 9/23/2020, 5:53 AM
As cringy as some of the CW shows can be sometimes, a show set in the future revolving around the Legion of Superhero’s .. Brainy, Monel, Jupiter Girl.. add a few more.. sounds just as entertaining if not more than Supergirl

Throw in time travel and you have an easy cross over concept..

After all, Legends went from being the biggest joke of them all to one of the most entertaining... embrace the insanity.. sometimes that’s the only way
kider - 9/23/2020, 6:48 AM
@MuadDib - No the Legion is DC's best property the CW could never do it justice.
It deserves better.
MuadDib - 9/23/2020, 6:43 PM
@kider - I understand having high standards and I get it. But sometimes having something is better than nothing. CW wouldn’t be my first choice, but w/ Supergirl on her way out, and Batwoman possibly ending after season 3, Arrowa over, Idk that Canaries has been green lit. They already have most of the characters cast, Monel, Brainy and Jupiter Girl could easily carry the show alone. Although some obscure characters could easily be rotated in.

Hey, a half glass of water isn’t that bad
Ha1frican - 9/23/2020, 6:31 AM
I really tried to like this show but it was honestly one of the worst superhero shows I’ve ever seen, sad for the creatives but it won’t be missed by me
TheAssumedVoice - 9/23/2020, 8:28 AM
@Ha1frican - Agreed. I think it is the worst.
krayzeman - 9/23/2020, 6:44 AM
Supergirls last 3 seasons have been very good for a Arrowverse show. They found their footing and add Jon Cryer as Lex was an excellent choice. No doubt he’ll end up in the Superman and Lois show somehow.
MyCoolYoung - 9/23/2020, 6:56 AM
6 seasons? I swear I thought this show started like a year or two ago. Where does the time ago
tripttwe - 9/23/2020, 9:25 AM
@MyCoolYoung - My thoughts exactly. I haven't seen one episode, but it's unbelievable to think this show has been on for six years. Heck, it's crazy to think that 2014 was six years ago. Penny, penny.
MyCoolYoung - 9/23/2020, 9:40 AM
@tripttwe - I think I watched 1 or 2 episodes but yeah man. Time is flying. I distinctively remember this show starting and it didn’t feel like that long ago.
THEDARKKNIGHT1939 - 9/23/2020, 8:00 AM
No, Martian Manhunter, don't leave 😥
TheAssumedVoice - 9/23/2020, 8:28 AM
Of all the comic book shows, this has been the worst, in my opinion. This show is a liberal wet dream. The acting was pathetic. The writing was horrifying. The first season was weak but watchable. Once the politics got into the show, it became unwatchable. I hope there will be no spin-offs or anything more from this show. That being said, even if there will be, I won't be part of it, so do what you want.
I'm not writing this to be anti-anything. Do what you want, you're responsible for your own actions. I just don't think tv shows are the place for ramming politics down anyone's throat.
fadersdream - 9/23/2020, 11:36 AM
No one can replace... yeah right.

It's cute when scene-kids grow up and show off their cutter scars, especially the ones who did it for Heath... but we're ten years, two Jokers and an Oscar away from that now.

Let go of these minor achievements just because they happened in your lifetime.

You think Supergirl is sacred?
That's adorable.
bcom - 9/23/2020, 2:18 PM
Wait! When did the "View List" button come back? I thought it was gone forever!
SabreToof - 9/26/2020, 2:29 PM
I hope they come up with a better ending for Supergirl. Maybe have her help move Kandor to a planet and then have her make the permanent decision to live there, maybe after learning her father is still alive or something. Brainiac can return to the future, maybe taking Dreamer with him. Martian Manhunter can make yearly appearances in crossover events. Alex Danvers? I could care less, since she's not canon. Jim Olsen can be a regular on Superman and Lois. Jon Cryer's Lex Luthor can maybe make a cameo on the first season of Superman and Lois before being replaced by the new Lex Luthor. Acrata? I'm fine with her not making any appearances anywhere. Anyone else I'm missing?
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