The CW has officially announced the premiere date for the upcoming sixth and final season of the Melissa Benoist-led Supergirl, which will make its return on March 30 and will be taking Superman & Lois‘ Tuesday timeslot as it heads to a temporary hiatus. This announcement comes after Benoist had recently voiced out her support to Sasha Calle after the young actress successfully landed the role of the Kryptonian heroine in the long-in development The Flash movie for the DC Extended Universe.
Tyler Hoechlin and Elizabeth Tulloch’s series is set to take an extended break after airing its fifth episode and will return to finish its first season on May 18. This sudden schedule change was due to the ongoing pandemic that delayed the first season’s production in Canada. Superman & Lois also recently scored an early second season renewal after its series debut which was well-received by fans and critics.
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Supergirl stars Melissa Benoist (Glee) as Kara Danvers/Supergirl, Mehcad Brooks as James Olsen, Chyler Leigh (Grey’s Anatomy) as Alex Danvers, Jeremy Jordan as Winslow ‘Winn’ Schott, Katie McGrath (Merlin) as Lena Luthor, Jess Rath as Brainiac 5, and David Harewood as Hank Henshaw/J’onn J’onnz. Season 5 also starred Nicole Maines, Azie Tesfai, Andrea Brooks, Julie Gonzalo, Staz Nair, and special guest star Jon Cryer.
Supergirl Season 5 had its season finale on May 17, 2020, and featured Benoist’s directorial debut. The network is planning to premiere the sixth and final season of the series on March 30.