Well, that just doesn’t sound good all around. The first season of Stargirl on DC Universe has gone very strong in my opinion in working as a good teenage show but also layering in a lot of things that keep it from being like a lot of CW shows tend to be. The series was getting a second-night showing on The CW after it premieres on DC Universe and was used to drive up interest and to give The CW some summertime programming amid the coronavirus.
Now, the show has gotten a second season pickup but as an exclusive for The CW. Which means it’ll be filmed for a shorter running time and likely with some other editorial/notes changes that could remove some of the things that work best for it. Plus, it’s another show that the struggling service loses after Swamp Thing was canceled before it began and we can imagine Doom Patrol heading to HBO Max exclusively if it gets a third season pickup.
A lot of signs are pointing toward winding down the DC Universe service and with it offering a lot of good stuff and tons of comics to read on the cheap, it’s incredibly disappointing to whittle away at what could have been a strong and unique service.
The series airs on DC Universe first and then on The CW the following day; The CW versions are edited for time considerations.
The main cast includes Brec Bassinger as Courtney Whitmore / Stargirl, Yvette Monreal as Yolanda Montez / Wildcat, Anjelika Washington as Beth Chapel / Doctor Mid-Nite, Cameron Gellman as Rick Tyler / Hourman, Trae Romano as Mike Dugan, Jake Austin Walker as Henry King Jr., Hunter Sansone as Cameron, Meg DeLacy as Cindy Burman, Neil Jackson as Jordan Mahkent / Icicle, Christopher James Baker as Henry King Sr. / Brainwave, Amy Smart as Barbara Whitmore, Luke Wilson as Pat Dugan / S.T.R.I.P.E.
Season Concept: Stargirl follows high school sophomore Courtney Whitmore (Brec Bassinger), as she inspires an unlikely group of young heroes to stop the villains of the past. This new drama reimagines Stargirl and the very first superhero team, the Justice Society of America, in an unpredictable series.