DCs Stargirl Renewed For Season 2
If you are a fan of DC’s Stargirl, then you may be very glad to hear the following news: CW Network has renewed Stargirl for a second season and will be the exclusive network for the series next season. The shows debuts on the CW’s streaming platform the day after it airs live.
Stargirl’s popularity has been growing at an amazing pace, and the series renewal ensures that the program’s many fans will be able to enjoy every exciting and addictive episode generated by executive producer Geoff Johns.
The show debuted May 18th on the DC Universe service. While DC Universe’s streaming service does not release viewership numbers, on CW the show has averaged over 1 million viewers per episode and received a .22 rating in the 18049 demographic.
Stargirl is the first show from the DC Universe’s streaming service to find a home on the CW, but it is certainly not the last. CW revealed in its Fall schedule that it had bought the rights to Swamp Thing, which was canceled on the DC streaming service immediately after the launch of the first season.
It is important to note that Stargirl will not be available to stream on the DC Universe, as the viewing numbers of this platform have been steadily dwindling since its release. DC Universe’s other show, Titans: Doom Patrol, is now on HBO Max. This means that CW will be the place to go to view any and all Stargirl episodes, past and future. It also means that the days of the DC Universe streaming service may be numbered, if not already finished. The DC service primarily now only serves digital editions of comics from the beloved DC universe.
Show Synopsis: Why Fans Love It So
Stargirl features Courtney Whitmore, a high school sophomore, as she inspires a group of inexperienced heroes to battle and stop the villains of the past. This new series reimagines the very first superhero team, the Justice Society of America, and gives us a more modern twist with characters and themes from Stargirl.
Title character Courtney Whitmore’s life is turned upside down when her mother remarries and moves from Los Angeles to Blue Valley, Nebraska. Courtney is astonished to discover that her stepfather is the former sidekick of the famous superhero Starman, and one day finds Starman’s powerful staff. With staff in hand—and wielding its amazing powers–Courtney assumes the character of Stargirl and sets off with new hero sidekicks to stop the villains of the past from the Injustice Society.
The character of Courtney Whitmore was created by Johns in 1999 and was inspired by his late sister who was killed in a plane crash in 1996.
The show stars Christopher James Baker, Neil Jackson, Meg DeLacy, Hunter Sansone, Jake Austin Walker, Trae Romano, Cameron Gellman, Anjelika Washington, Yvette Monreal, Amy Smart, Luke Wilson and Brec Bassinger.
“I love that they’re kids,” Johns said. “because kids’ paths are uncertain. We see them make mistakes, we see them succeed, and ultimately we see them figure out who they are and who they want to be.”
“Stargirl’s theme of a younger generation taking on legacies of the older generation with an intriguing character like Courtney’s stepfather as their mentor gives this program a very different feel. It draws you into their story, and that’s why fans are responding so positively,” he continued.
Johns is executive producer of the show alongside showrunners Melissa Carter, Sar Schechter, Greg Beeman, and Berlanti.
Season 1 of Stargirl has 13 episodes and many suspect that Season 2 will have the same. Keep your eyes peeled for the official release date of Season 2 on CW.