Stargirl renewed for a second season on The CW, not DC Universe

Stargirl renewed for a second season on The CW, not DC Universe

Up until this point, the show's main home had been the DC Universe streaming service where new episodes premiered ahead of their broadcast airings on The CW.

The network announced the news this morning (July 5) and also revealed that with the renewal, Stargirl becomes an official CW series. Creator, writer and co-showrunner Geoff Johns has acknowledged the impact of characters like Flash and Green Lantern on the show, but he's opted not to confirm whether they'll actually appear.

"DC's Stargirl" has been renewed for a second season at The CW, where it will now air exclusively in-season. The episodes will air on The CW network and stream the next day on The CW's free ad-supported streaming platforms. The twist is that The CW - not DC Universe - ordered the pickup, because starting with Season 2 it will be the exclusive in-season home for the show.

While Stargirl doesn't actually exist in The CW's established Arrowverse, it was previously established during the Crisis on Infinite Earths crossover event that the show exists on a parallel Earth in the DC multiverse.

Regarding the DC Universe streaming service, recently saw the news that Doom Patrol Season 2 will air on HBO Max - so that only now leaves Titans, and the Harley Quinn and Young Justice animated shows on DC Universe. That is on par with other DC superhero shows that aired on CW during the regular season. Doom Patrol Season 2, for example, was immediately available on HBO Max when the series returned late last month. Additionally, the breakout adult animated series, Harley Quinn, is also heading to HBO Max.

As for the DC Universe app, the situation for their original live-action content seems somewhat bleak.

Luke Wilson, Amy Smart, Yvette Monreal, Anjelika Washington, Cameron Gellman, Trae Romano, Jake Austin Walker, Hunter Sansone, Meg DeLacy, Neil Jackson, and Christopher James Baker co-star. It's clear that Warner Media is quietly killing DC Universe as a streaming platform now that it has HBO Max, which has become the hub for all things Warner Bros., DC, and various other properties it has acquired or licensed like Studio Ghibli and Friends. Greg Berlanti, Sarah Schechter, and Greg Beeman executive produce as well. What exactly does that mean for DC Universe subscribers?

Stargirl features Brec Bassinger as Courtney Whitmore, the titular heroine who tries to restart the Justice Society of America to stop a new wave of villains.

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