On Tuesday, June 18th, Supergirl finished its third season on the CW, and in typical season finale fashion, the episode left off on some major cliffhangers, such as the fact that Winn Schott, one of the series’s main characters, would be leaving the show.
News of the character’s departure actually broke before the season finale. On June 15th, TVLine revealed that Jeremy Jordan, the actor behind Winn Schott, would no longer be a series regular on the show in season four. Instead, his status would be changed to recurring.
Executive producers Robert Rovner and Jessica Queller did not disclose any information about the reason behind the change, but did reassure fans that they had “big stories” set for Jordan’s character next season.
Still, many fans were left feeling upset, especially because Jordan had been part of the main cast since the show’s premiere in 2016.
The day after the episode aired on the CW, Jeremy Jordan went on social media to explain his departure from Supergirl.
In an Instagram post, he wrote, “My gut has been telling me that I’m once again ready to begin a new chapter in my life…and if I’ve learned anything, it’s that you gotta listen to your gut.”
“So I want to thank everyone behind the scenes at Supergirl for understanding it was time for me to return home…to spend time with my wife and friends, and focus on crafting the next stage of my career.”
Before finishing the post, he told fans that “this is not goodbye” and that they should expect to see their “favorite little cardigan wearing hobbit” again soon.
Season four of Supergirl will air in the fall at a new time: Sundays at 8/7c.