The sixth and final season of the American television series Supergirl, based on the DC Comics character Kara Zor-El / Supergirl, will premiere on The CW on March 30, 2021, and will consist of 20 episodes. It takes place in the Arrowverse and shares continuity with the other television shows in the universe. Berlanti Productions, Warner Bros. Television, and DC Entertainment are producing the season, with Jessica Queller and Robert Rovner serving as showrunners.
The teaser appears to be largely footage from the premiere, in which the Superfriends meet to defeat a now-omnipotent Lex Luthor — with Kara realizing that there may only be one way to beat him.
The US release date was pushed up when production on sister show Superman and Lois was halted due to COVID-19. Supergirl aired until the return of Superman and Lois on May 18th in the United States, with the Woman of Steel expected to continue her last season later this summer.
However, Supergirl was also plagued by a COVID-19 delay – the Hollywood Reporter reported in September 2020 that Supergirl was one of a handful of US programs affected by a COVID-19 testing backlog in Vancouver, with other series halting or delaying production.
There were concerns that this would affect Supergirl’s schedule, which had already been stopped to allow Melissa Benoist’s pregnancy, but it has now been confirmed that the second half of season six will return in the United States on August 24, 2021.
You can currently watch “Supergirl – Season 6” on Netflix, DIRECTV, or purchase it as a download on Apple iTunes, Google Play Movies, Vudu, Amazon Video, Microsoft Store, and FandangoNOW.
All seasons of Supergirl are available on Netflix and Disney+.