National City’s Girl of Steel will return for Supergirl season 5, undoubtedly facing off against a new alien menace seeking to conquer the planet. The news was confirmed by The CW at this winter’s Television Critics Association Press Tour.
What Supergirl season 5 will have in store for its heroes is anybody’s guess at the moment, but we do know that, at the very least, the show will feature some sort of lead up to (and deal with) the aftershocks of this year’s Crisis On Infinite Earths crossover event, which promises to shake the Arrowverse to its very core.
Supergirl has a very famous history with DC’s very first Crisis. After all, she did die in the pages of that game-changing crossover comic. Might Kara suffer the same fate on TV? We know The CW might not be able to help itself when it comes to reproducing that iconic image from Crisis On Infinite Earths of Superman cradling a dead Supergirl in his arms.
“This season, we expanded our primetime schedule to six nights with the addition of Sunday – which has been an unqualified success for the network, our affiliates and our advertisers,” CW president Mark Pedowitz said in a statement. “In addition to growing our schedule across the week, we also continue to add more year-round programming.
The early renewal of these signature CW series gives us a head start on laying out the 2019-2020 season, and this is just the beginning. These shows provide a strong foundation for our multiplatform programming strategy, and we look forward to building on this with even more returning and new shows as we approach the May upfront.”
Supergirl season 5 release date
Supergirl season 5 is expected to premiere in the autumn of 2019. Sky One is likely to continue to air the series in the UK.