The Injustice Society may be defeated, but for Courtney Whitmore (Brec Bassinger), a superhero’s work is never done … even if her friends in the Justice Society of America think it is. As seen in the following preview of Stargirl‘s upcoming season, trying to strike a balance between hero and teenager may be Courtney’s greatest struggle even as new threats like the Shade (Jonathan Cake), Eclipso (Nick Tarabay), and Green Lantern’s daughter Jade (Ysa Penarejo) appear in Blue Valley. Will Courtney be able to juggle all her duties or will she learn, like so many other teen heroes before, just how hard it is to be a kid and wear a costume?
The new season will also feature the debut of the long-teased Jakeem Thunder (Alkoya Brunson) and the Thunderbolt (Jim Gaffigan), and appearances by John Wesley Shipp as the Flash of Earth-2 and Joel McHale as an apparently not dead Sylvester Pemberton, the Starman before Courtney.
It will be interesting to see if the series’ high production values will continue now that Stargirl is a CW exclusive. Last year, it ran concurrently on DC Universe. It was originally produced as a streaming exclusive program for that now-defunct service, so you have to wonder if a tighter CW budget will change things. We also have to wonder if executive producer Geoff Johns will go on a press tour to promote the series despite the allegations of abusive behavior lodged against him.
Nevertheless, the cast of Stargirl is strong — Luke Wilson should be all our stepdads — and we look forward to seeing if it can continue from its successful first year.
Stargirl returns August 10th on The CW.