The CW has picked up the Brec Bassinger-led version of DC’s Stargirl for season 3 weeks before its season two premiere on the network. Made by Geoff Johns, the series is centered around the DC Comics character, Courtney Whitmore (Bassinger), and follows the titular superheroine because she balances large school with inspiring a new generation of heroes, forming a new Justice Society of America. The cast for this particular show also contains Luke Wilson, Cameron Gellman, Yvette Monreal, Anjelika Washington and much more.
The show was first announced in July 2018 when fresh streaming platform DC Universe picked it up for a 13-episode season with Geoff Johns writing, co-showrunning and executive producing alongside Arrowversemind, Greg Berlanti. Following a successful first outing, it was renewed for season 2 at The CW while the streaming platform shifted into solely turning into a digital comics subscription service and other programs shifted to HBO Max. The only series to not endure the shift was Swamp Thing, which was canceled after one season, although the door has been left open for it to possibly return in various Arrowverse series.
The analysis of Stargirl includes three months ahead of its own season 2 premiere on the community, together with The CW’s Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Mark Pedowitz, noting in a statement they’ve been moved by the success the show has observed since its premiere. Together with the DC series, The CW also delivered a season two renewal into its reboot of the hit martial arts drama, Kung Fu, just a month following its premiere. Both projects are praised by fans and Pedowitz for their diverse storytelling and female-fronted casts. Read Pedowitz’s announcement below:
We are beyond pleased to continue to share the tales of Nicky Shen and Courtney Whitmore, two powerful, powerful young women at the center of this new generation of hit shows for The CW at Kung Fu and DC’s Stargirl. While every boasts remarkable talent on both sides of the camera, Kung Fu and DC’s Stargirl have not just treated fans to some visually stunning action and high-flying heroics, however additionally they both strike very powerful emotional chords as they delve deeper into the family dynamics and individual relationships at their center, and we are so excited to find out what happens next.
Exciting for fans as the news is, it shouldn’t come as too much of a shock given the community’s track record with its series in the domain of DC Comics. Next year will mark the tenth anniversary of its continuing Arrowverse and also Arrow, Supergirl and Black Mirror coming to a close with their current seasons, the network will have to keep its roster bolstered if it expects to keep a grip in the small-screen world of superheroes. As Ava DuVernay’s Naomi is looking even more likely to be ordered to series any day now and DC’s Stargirl having recently been established as existing on a parallel Earth into the Arrowverse, its renewal ensures The CW’s world of comics-based storytelling will probably continue to grow and evolve into intriguing new directions.