“Stargirl” has been renewed for a second season at The CW.
With the renewal, CW and its digital platforms will be the exclusive season home in the series beginning with its second season. Season 2 will not be streaming on the show’s original home at the DC Universe. It was announced before the series premiere that episodes of the show would be broadcast on CW the day after their streaming debut at DCU.
“Stargirl” follows Courtney Whitmore High School (Brec Bassinger) as she moves to Blue Valley, Nebraska after her mother remarries Pat Dugan (Luke Wilson). There she inspires an unlikely group of young heroes to stop past villains. It also plays Amy Smart, Trae Romano, Cameron Gellman, Yvette Monreal, Anjelika Washington, Meg DeLacy, Neil Jackson, Jake Austin Walker, Christopher James Baker and Hunter Sansone.
The series debuted at DCU on May 18 and at CW on May 19. Like other streamers, DCU does not release viewer numbers. At CW, the show has gone well, especially for a summer series. So far, it has averaged 0.2 in adults 18-49 and just over 1 million viewers per episode in Nielsen Live + Same Day ratings. It is on par with other DC superhero shows that are broadcast on CW during the regular season. In Live + 3, the show rises to 0.4 and 1.5 million viewers.
Geoff Johns created series of series and acts as co-showrunner and executive producer with Melissa Carter. Greg Berlanti and Sarah Schechter from Berlanti Productions also work. It is based on the characters from DC created by Johns as a tribute to his sister. The series is produced by Berlanti Productions and Mad Ghost Productions in collaboration with Warner Bros. Television.
“Stargirl” was the first DCU show to find a home on CW but not the last. In announcing its fall schedule, the broadcaster revealed that it had acquired the broadcast rights to the DCU show “Swamp Thing”, which was canceled at the stream shortly after the launch of the first season.
Other DCU exhibitions have also found homes on other platforms. The second season of “Doom Patrol” recently debuted on both DCU and HBO Max, while the animated DCU series “Harley Quinn” will soon be available on HBO Max as well.