After a single season running on the DC Comics-themed streaming service, DC Universe, their latest original series “Stargirl” plans to move away to the CW.
The series follows Courtney Whitmore, played by Brec Bassinger, a high school sophomore who moves to Nebraska from Los Angeles after her mom marries mechanic Pat Dugan, played by Luke Wilson. However, things change for Courtney when she finds the cosmic staff that belonged to the slain superhero Starman. Using the staff to fight crime, Courtney becomes Stargirl with Pat, Starman’s former sidekick, as her mentor.
The series first aired on DC Universe and aired on The CW the next day. On July 6, it was announced that “Stargirl” would be renewed for a second season solely on The CW. This decision follows The CW’s acquiring of another DC Universe series, “Swamp Thing.”
The CW has slowly grown to become the host to many series based on DC Comics characters starting with “Arrow” in 2012 to most recently with “Batwoman.” Labeled the Arrowverse, The CW currently has five ongoing superhero series with “Arrow” having ended this year and the announcement of “Superman & Lois” coming next year. The CW is no stranger to acquiring series from other studios. In 2015, “Supergirl” was acquired by The CW from CBS after its’ first season and has aired on The CW ever since.
The move of “Stargirl” from DC Universe to The CW puts the validity of DC Universe into question for many users. Original series like “Doom Patrol” and “Harley Quinn” are moving toward being on HBO Max as well as DC Universe. Many fans took to Twitter to voice their concerns over what will become of the service.
However, some other fans believe that DC Universe is still valuable due to also having digital versions of comic booms available to view.