THE CW: STARGIRL CANCELLED! The current season is the last. BUT! At least the show’s fans won’t be left hanging…Creator Geoff Johns promises “complete creative closure” at the end of this season, which is now its series finally…
“Stargirl has always held a special place in my heart for many reasons,” Johns explained in a statement on Monday. “With all the brewing changes at the network, we were aware this was possibly the last season, so we wrote with that in mind and have delivered what I believe to be the best season of Stargirl yet, with complete creative closure.
“The cast and crew are extraordinary, and I’d like to thank them for helping me bring this series to life,” he added. “Brec embodied Courtney in every way possible — with grace, strength and humor — exceeding my wildest expectations. I am grateful to WBTV and The CW for giving us a home to tell this story and to honor my beloved late sister, and I’m beyond thankful to the press and fans who have always championed us for three amazing seasons. Most series never get this far. We couldn’t be more proud of our show and the fan community it’s built!”
Lead star Brec Bassinger added, “Getting to play Stargirl and be a part of the DC Universe has been the greatest honor, and I am so grateful for every moment of it. I would like to thank our fearless leader Geoff Johns, along with WBTV, The CW, the cast and crew of Stargirl, and of course, the fans. Thank you. This show will forever live in my heart.”
Now I have never watched Stargirl, and that’s not because I heard bad things. In fact, I have only heard good things about it. But as a busy old codger, I wasn’t that interested in a show about a high school hero, and teen angst. But that’s my loss. This show will be missed. And this show’s cancellation probably has more to do with the sale of the CW, than quality issues.
But what about SUPERMAN & LOIS? Will the upcoming season be its last as well? Nobody knows. I’ve heard some fret about the return of Henry Cavill as theatrical Superman. But at the earliest, a new Superman Movie is two years away. So why cancel Superman & Lois now, when it’s keeping Superman in the forefront? And just for the record, when Superman Returns hit theaters, Smallville was still on the air. So there’s that… And going forward, the new DC Studios team begins their era tomorrow, on November 1st. So ultimately the show’s fate will be in James Gunn’s hands…
October 30, 2022