It appears Supergirl will resume production soon.
According to Hollywood North, filming on the series’ sixth season will being on September 28th and last through the Spring of next year. It’s good new for fans of the show still smarting from Season 5’s abrupt de facto cliffhanger. For those who may not remember, Lex Luthor (Jon Cryer) left Brainiac 5 (Jesse Rath) for dead, Kara (Melissa Benoist) and Lena (Katie McGrath) finally resolved their conflict, Alex (Chyler Leigh) finally got her own super suit, and Leviathan moved into the next phase of its plan.
Although, we hope the series will take a page from Riverdale‘s plan and resolve the Season 5 storylines quickly. Leviathan lost a lot of steam during the “Crisis” break and never recovered its momentum.
Reports indicate members of the cast have already arrived in Vancouver to complete a 14-day quarantine as required by city, provincial, and country rules to prevent the spread of COVID-19. The initial wave of infections last Spring forced the shutdown of Supergirl just short of completing its season finale.
It is unclear if series star and new mother Melissa Benoist will be on set when production resumes. Originally, the series planned to bank some Season 6 episodes before she went on family leave, but now, it is difficult to say how the pandemic and her growing family will be accommodated in terms of scheduling. Of course, the series moved to a mid-season premiere as part of The CW’s amended broadcast year, so any choices made on Benoist’s behalf will not delay the return of the show.
Supergirl returns to The CW in 2021.