Unfortunately, it looks like that’s all she wrote for DC’s Stargirl. Variety reports that the DC comic book superhero show has been canceled and will end following Season 3. The show’s series finale will air later next month.
The show is still currently airing in the midst of its third season. The announcement comes following the recent completion of Nexstar’s acquisition of The CW network, which happened last month.
DC’S STARGIRL TO END WITH SEASON 3
The show’s ending comes after the recent announcement of other CW shows ending this season. Nancy Drew is ending with Season 4, and The Flash and Riverdale are also ending. The CW also started canceling many of its original scripted shows earlier this year.
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The show was created and executive produced by Geoff Johns. Johns also created the Courtney Whitmore, aka Stargirl, character in the comics. The character was based on his own late sister, Courtney, who died in a tragic plane crash in 1996. Speaking on the news, Johns said the following to Variety:
“Stargirl has always held a special place in my heart for many reasons. 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.”
“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!”
The DC television show followed teenage high school student Courtney Whitmore (portrayed by Brec Bassinger) and her stepfather Pat Dugan (Luke Wilson), as she leads an unlikely, ragtag group of young heroes to pick up the legacy of the DC Universe’s first superhero team, the Justice Society of America.
In Season 3, Starman (Community’s Joel McHale) is back from the dead and offers to train Courtney. Meanwhile, Courtney helps Starman adjust to new life in the town of Blue Valley. There’s also the mystery of a murder that will not have the heroes questioning former supervillains’ commitment to reform, but lead Courtney, Pat, and Starman to a secret that will shatter everything they know.
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Also part of the cast is Yvette Monreal, Anjelika Washington, Cameron Gellman, Trae Romano, Hunter Sansone, Meg DeLacy, Alkoya Brunson, Neil Hopkins, Joy Osmanski, and Amy Smart.
Bassinger added on her run for the show, “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.”
Johns was the lead showrunner and executive producer for the series under the Mad Ghost Productions banner and also created the series. Greg Berlanti and Sarah Schechter executive produced the project under Berlanti Productions. Warner Bros. Television produced the series through Berlanti Productions’ overall deal at Warner Bros. TV.
The Season 3 finale, which also doubles as the series finale, of Stargirl airs on The CW on Dec. 7. What do you think of the news? Are you said to see Stargirl go already? Was the show canceled prematurely? Or do you think it was a letdown? Let us know what you think about Stargirl on The Illuminerdi Twitter account.
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