Stargirl has earned the love of many superhero fans, and the dramatic ending of the first season left many wondering what will come next. While some of the people involved, such as executive producer Geoff Johns, have not spoken to the press about the new season, a few details have been revealed to the eager viewers.
Caution: Stargirl Season 1 spoilers ahead!
The first season premiered in August of 2020, and the second season is set to follow right on its heels. If no complications arise, Season 2 will release in January of 2021. The show will return to the CW rather than continue to stream on DC’s website.
After the climax of Season 1, viewers are familiar with the Injustice Society of America and the counterpart team that Courtney has been rebuilding: the Justice Society of America. Stargirl’s JSA team of teenagers managed to overthrow the leaders of the ISA and push them back.
The last episode also showed a lot of trouble in Courtney’s personal life as her mother is kidnapped, and her superpowered stepfather is manipulated into fighting against her. Though she manages to get everything back under control, the results of these catastrophes will likely continue to influence her character’s development in the future.
While Pat’s identity as S.T.R.I.P.E. becomes common knowledge, the season ends with a critical question that hints at Season 2’s focus: Starman’s identity and the nature of his death. Barbara has been researching the background of his demise, but little has come to light as of yet, so fans are eager to see what the next season will reveal.
To help answer the questions fans are dying to ask, the lead actress of the show spoke to ComicBook.com about the upcoming season. Specifically, she talked about the darker turn the series may be taking.
Brec Bassinger, who plays Courtney Whitmore, revealed in her interview that the villains of Season 2, Eclipso and the Shade, are “a different kind of evil” when compared to the ISA. She calls them “very dark” and says that it’s a “type of evil that Courtney hasn’t experienced yet.”
What does this mean for the beloved Stargirl in the upcoming episodes? Brec kept her lips sealed tightly, only revealing that there’s “more fun stuff” in store, and she’s planning to grow more confident with the staff and continue developing her character further. Time will tell what secrets the series holds.