‘Stargirl’ Moves From DC Universe to The CW as It’s Renewed for a Second Season
Things may be taking a grim turn for DC Universe as the streamer is losing one of its hit shows to The CW. According to Variety, “Stargirl” has been renewed for a second season and has also found a new home at the ViacomCBS-owned network.
The show will no longer stream on its original home at DC Universe, as The CW and its digital platforms will become the exclusive in-season home of the series starting with the upcoming second season, Variety reported. Previously, the show would air on The CW a day after it premiered on DC Universe.
“Stargirl” follows high school sophomore, Courtney Whitmore, as she uproots to Blue Valley, Nebraska, after her mother remarries. Courtney finds herself as the leader of an “unlikely group of young heroes” who work to put a stop to villains of the past. The show stars Brec Bassinger in the lead role, as well as Luke Wilson, Amy Smart, Trae Romano, Cameron Gellman, among others.
The show’s move to The CW is the latest in a string of announcements that have left the future of DC Universe’s viability in question. In addition to “Stargirl,” The CW also acquired broadcast rights to “Swamp Thing,” a show that was canceled by DCU not too long after its debut, according to Variety.
With the launch of HBO Max, DC Universe’s position at WarnerMedia has also become shaky. In May, a report from Business Insider pointed out the fact that “Stargirl” was the only new series that had been announced for DC Universe at the time, while major DC projects, such as the “Green Lantern” series and “Strange Adventures,” were being developed to be part of HBO Max. The streamer also greenlit three new dramas from J.J. Abrams’ Bad Robot Productions and Warner Bros, including Justice League Dark characters.
“Doom Patrol” now streams on HBO Max as well as DC Universe, while the Snyder Cut of the “Justice League” will head straight to HBO Max in 2021.
Last week, WarnerMedia offered DC Universe subscribers the option to add HBO Max for $4.99/month through December. The rate goes back up to HBO Max’s regular monthly rate of $14.99 after six months.