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!
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
What a ride! It’s been a pleasure bringing the Martian to life these past 6 years! Thank you to EVERYONE who supported! And thank you to all the fabulous actors, artists, writers and directors who have passed through the show over the years. Time to suit up one last time! pic.twitter.com/dIy4JjHIaF— David Harewood (@DavidHarewood) September 22, 2020
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
Thank you 💙🌀💭 pic.twitter.com/BY1AS2a7AF— Nicole Maines (@NicoleAMaines) September 22, 2020
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
I like to think I’ve had a similar effect on angry bald guys👨🏻🦲 https://t.co/PIRog99tMX— Jon Cryer (@MrJonCryer) September 22, 2020
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
Although I’m sad, I’m beyond grateful to have been involved with this wonderful show. I’ve met beautiful people that I am fortunate enough to call my friends... it will all be missed. Let’s make this last season the best one yet. #Supergirl https://t.co/uzXDalBAQ4— Julie Gonzalo (@julie_gonzalo) September 22, 2020
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
As you’ve probably heard, The 6th season of @supergirlcw will officially be our last. Getting to work on this show and play this character has been nothing short of a dream come true. I’m extremely proud of the show, the work we’ve done and what we’ve been able to accomplish together. We’ve got 20 episodes to end things on our own terms and I’m more excited then ever to get back to work and give you all an amazing final season. Thank you to all our loyal fans for your love and support. “We all live on in the big brain” #supergirl #brainiac5 #6seasonsandamovie
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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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