The series is based on the DC Comics character Stargirl, created by Geoff Johns and Lee Moder, who also developed the series. On May 18, 2020, the show premiered on DC Universe and launched internationally on Netflix on August 8, 2020. On September 3, 2020, the series was renewed for a third season.
The series stars Brec Bassinger as Courtney Whitmore / Stargirl, Yvette Monreal as Yolanda Montez / Wildcat II, and Christopher James Baker as Henry King Sr. / Brainwave Jr., with Anjelika Washington, Cameron Gellman, Trae Romano, Jake Austin Walker, Meg DeLacy, Neil Jackson and Hunter Sansone joining in recurring roles. In October 2019, Amy Smart was cast in the role of Barbara Whitmore following the pilot’s recasting of Cameron to the position of Jordan Mahkent / Icicle Jr.
In May 2020, during the DC FanDome: Explore the Multiverse panel for the series, it was revealed that several other JSA members would appear in season two, including Dr. Mid-Nite (played by Nelson Lee), Hourman (played by Cameron Gellman), Atom Smasher (played by Yvette Monreal) and Cyclone (played by Veronica Fal.
The Series Was Renewed for a Second Season Just Twenty Days After Its Premiere
Stargirl was announced in May 2018, with the show being ordered to series by DC Universe. The show had a thirteen-episode first season and aired from May 11 to August 10, 2020. It was renewed for a second season on July 1, just twenty days after it premiered. The second season will air on both the CW and streaming service HBO Max, with the first season being available exclusively on HBO Max starting August 11, 2020.
Despite the changes in releases and availability, Stargirl has been a rating success for its respective platforms. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Stargirl garnered 1.6 million viewers during its premiere on DC Universe’s digital platform and its midnight broadcast on the CW. The show had an 18-49 rating of 0.2/2% share, making it the CW’s most-watched Monday night program.
The first season finale also saw an increase in viewership for the show, pulling 2 million viewers, which is an all-time high, at least when it comes to DC Universe streaming numbers. With the upcoming release of the second season airing across multiple platforms, Stargirl will have an even wider audience, leading to even better ratings than before, even though it won’t be exclusive to one streaming platform anymore.
The show needs to be renewed for Season 4
Even though the show has been renewed for a fourth season, it needs to be renewed more than ever. The reason is that Stargirl season 3 is on its way, and the hype for that will be massive.
The show was first announced to have its finale in season 4, but you all know how much impact the third season had on it. So, with the conclusion of the third season coming up soon, fans are expecting something big from Stargirl Season 4, and it seems like they will get just that.