Melissa Benoist & the 'Supergirl' Cast Promise 'One Helluva Final Season'

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Supergirl is ending with its upcoming sixth season, and the stars are paying tribute to the CW superhero drama.

"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," series star Melissa Benoist wrote in the caption of a photo from her on set on Instagram soon after the news broke.

And her character, Kara Danvers/Supergirl, has meant quite a deal to her as well. "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," she continued. "What she stands for pushes all of us to be better. She has changed my life for the better, and I'm forever grateful."

She concluded with a promise of "one helluva final season." Read her entire message below.

 

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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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"This has not only been the greatest, most challenging (physically and emotionally) project I’ve ever been a part of, I met family I never even knew I had. I met my #soulsister and I met our #spacedad," Chyler Leigh (Alex Danvers) wrote alongside a photo of herself with Benoist and David Harewood (J'onn J'onzz).  "And... I met Alex Danvers. She has taught me more about myself than I could’ve imagined. She taught me to be proud of who I am for exactly who I am.

"This show for all of us has been a journey much like Kara’s herself. Full of adventure, excitement, love, discovery, risk, and tremendous strength. We’ve leaned on and learned from each other. And I wouldn’t have it any other way. I can’t wait for you all to see what happens as we near the end of this season." Read her entire message below.

 

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Reposting this golden oldie. I think this was our first day ever working together. I had no idea what I was doing on a comic book show or how I landed the job of a lifetime. I was trying to figure out how to hold my hands on my hips in as authoritative position as I could and would look over at @melissabenoist and @davidharewood and be nothing but inspired to stand taller and believe in myself. Grateful is an understatement for me. This has not only been the greatest, most challenging (physically and emotionally) project I’ve ever been a part of, I met family I never even knew I had. I met my #soulsister and I met our #spacedad. And... I met Alex Danvers. She has taught me more about myself than I could’ve imagined. She taught me to be proud of who I am for exactly who I am. 6 seasons is a rare gift in this business. It’s even more rare to absolutely adore and admire and enjoy the people you work with, let alone spend upwards towards 16 hours a day together 😅 But this show for all of us has been a journey much like Kara’s herself. Full of adventure, excitement, love, discovery, risk, and tremendous strength. We’ve leaned on and learned from each other. And I wouldn’t have it any other way. I can’t wait for you all to see what happens as we near the end of this season. My many thanks to everyone who has created the beautiful stories we on this show are lucky enough to tell. I will always love our cast and crew. We will always be #strongertogether @supergirlcw #season6 #danverssisters

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Harewood also shared a photo with Benoist and Leigh. "It's been my absolute honour to play this character and work alongside these fabulous people this past 6 years," he wrote in the caption. "What a joy! As one of the OG's let me say how much I've enjoyed being a part of the #Supergirl journey, it hasn't always been an easy one but I'm glad you all came along. 'Thank you so much' to EVERYONE who supported over the years! Suit Up for one more round!"

 

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It's been my absolute honour to play this character and work alongside these fabulous people this past 6 years. What a joy! As one of the OG's let me say how much I've enjoyed being a part of the #Supergirl journey, it hasn't always been an easy one but I'm glad you all came along. 'Thank you so much' to EVERYONE who supported over the years! Suit Up for one more round! #supergirl #MartianManhunter @melissabenoist ❤️❤️@chy_leigh ❤️❤️

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Nicole Maines shared a long, heartfelt message of gratitude on Instagram alongside photos of her and Benoist in character and suited up. "While I’m sad that this must come to an end, I am beyond happy and proud. I am proud that I have been privileged enough to be able to bring Nia Nal to life, and to have been able to be a part of her evolution into Dreamer," she wrote. "She has meant so much to so many, and it has been my complete honor to get to play her for the past few years. And though she was created especially for Supergirl, I think we can all agree that we haven’t seen the last of her, and I cannot wait to see where she pops up next.

"On a personal note, I have to give my love and gratitude for everyone who made this experience what it has been. New jobs are always scary, but I couldn’t have asked for a better set to walk on to.  ... From the bottom of my heart, thank you. This has truly been a dream(er) job. I cannot wait for you all to see what we have in store for you this season (it’s going to be WILD DOT COM), and I cannot wait for us all to see what comes next. There will be more."

 

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While I’m sad that this must come to an end, I am beyond happy and proud. I am proud that I have been privileged enough to be able to bring Nia Nal to life, and to have been able to be a part of her evolution into Dreamer. She has meant so much to so many, and it has been my complete honor to get to play her for the past few years. And though she was created especially for Supergirl, I think we can all agree that we haven’t seen the last of her, and I cannot wait to see where she pops up next. On a personal note, I have to give my love and gratitude for everyone who made this experience what it has been. New jobs are always scary, but I couldn’t have asked for a better set to walk on to. Right from the start, people were inviting and professional and kind, in large part due to the environment created by our Supergirl, @melissabenoist . Thank you to @gberlanti and @sarahsowitty and Robert and @jessicaqueller for creating Nia and for bringing me on board, and to every one of the cast and crew for welcoming me into your family, because at this point, you are more than my friends and I love you. Gentlemen, it has been a privilege playing with you tonight. Thank you to @warnerbrostv and @dccomics and @thecw for this show. It has inspired so many people and has breathed new life into so many of these heroes that a whole new generation got to fall in love with, myself included. Finally. Thank you to you all. Nia would not have been such a hit if you all didn’t love her and support her the way that you have. From the bottom of my heart, thank you. This has truly been a dream(er) job. I cannot wait for you all to see what we have in store for you this season (it’s going to be WILD DOT COM), and I cannot wait for us all to see what comes next. There will be more. Trust me, I saw it in a Dream.

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Andrea Brooks' (Eve Tessmacher) message was short and sweet: "An absolute honour."

 

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An absolute honour. ❤️ #Season6 #LetsGo

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Jesse Rath, who plays Brainiac-5, also paid tribute with a photo of himself from set. "Getting to work on this show and play this character has been nothing short of a dream come true," he wrote in the caption. "I'm extremely proud of the show, the work we've done and what we've been able to accomplish together." He too noted that they're ending the series "on our own terms" and concluded with, "We all live on in the big brain."

 

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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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"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," Julie Gonzalo (who joined in Season 5 as Andrea Rojas) tweeted. "It will all be missed. Let's make this last season the best one yet."

"The family. Such an honour to have been welcomed in such a way by these talented, vibrant and kind humans," Staz Nair (William Dey) wrote on Instagram. "The silver lining is now we know it’s over, I will be sure to appreciate ever drop of the experience."

 

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The family. Such an honour to have been welcomed in such a way by these talented, vibrant and kind humans. The silver lining is now we know it’s over, I will be sure to appreciate ever drop of the experience. @supergirlcw ❤️💙

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The series premiered on CBS in 2015 before moving to the CW beginning with its second season the following year.

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