Will The CW air Stargirl Season 3 this year? For more information, keep reading.
We know that fans have been anticipating the upcoming season for quite some time now as DC’s Stargirl has become one of the emerging popular series on the streaming platform. The series has two seasons out on the CW network, and it seems to not stop anytime soon. On Rotten Tomatoes, the first season has an approval rating of 89% based on 38 reviews, with an average rating of 7.61/10. The website’s critical consensus reads, “A stellar series perfect for anyone looking for a little hope, Stargirl is delightful fun the whole family can enjoy.” On Metacritic, it has a weighted average score of 68 out of 100 based on 8 reviews, indicating “generally favorable reviews.”
This easily states that the series has been well received by the viewers and the critics. Hence, it was an easy decision for the network to continue the show for another season after this fairly good reception. If you are one of them who want to get clarity about the potential release date and get a glimpse of the brand new trailer for the upcoming season, then look no further! As we’ve compiled all of the relevant information on Stargirl Season 3 to remove all your doubts. Continue reading to the very end to find all of your answers.
Why was Stargirl renewed for Season 3?
According to Deadline, Stargirl was The CW’s most-watched summer debut in six years. The renewal of the show had been made slightly easier due to corporate synergies. The pick-up of Stargirl, meanwhile, is part of a deal between The CW and HBO Max to co-finance the show.
The show originally aired as part of DC Universe but was renewed for a second season by The CW in the summer of 2020, and a deal was worked out between the broadcast network and the streamer where The CW gets its first run followed by its launch on HBO Max.
“We are beyond proud to continue to share the stories of Nicky Shen and Courtney Whitmore, two strong, powerful young women at the center of this new generation of hit shows for The CW in Kung Fu and DC’s Stargirl,” said Mark Pedowitz, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, The CW Network.
“While each boasts remarkable talent on both sides of the camera, Kung Fu and DC’s Stargirl have not only treated fans to some visually stunning action and high-flying heroics, but they also both strike very powerful emotional chords as they delve into the family dynamics and personal relationships at their core, and we are so excited to see what happens next.”
Moreover, in May 2021, the series was renewed for a third season. The official Twitter handle of DC’s Stargirl also confirmed the renewal. The tweet reads, “She’s shining brighter than ever! #DCStargirl has been renewed for Season 3!” Take a look at the official announcement below:
— DC's Stargirl (@stargirl_cw) May 3, 2021
Stargirl Season 3 Release Date
The network has confirmed that the upcoming season of Stargirl is all set to make its debut on August 31, 2022. On July 11, 2022, the news was confirmed by the network on Twitter, stating, “The JSA is unstoppable Season 3 premieres Wednesday, August 31 on The CW! #DCStargirl!” Take a look at the official post below:
— DC's Stargirl (@stargirl_cw) July 11, 2022
Stargirl Season 3 Time Slot
Fans of The CW’s DC television shows will be happy to hear that the network’s fall launch dates were announced on Tuesday. On Wednesday, August 31 at 8/7c, DC’s Stargirl, the only DC series on the network airing this fall, will return for Season 3. The show returns almost a month before the rest of The CW’s fall lineup, which begins in earnest in October. Little is known at this time about DC’s Stargirl’s third season.
Stargirl Season 3 Plot
In a recent interview with TVLine, Bassinger revealed that another theme for Stargirl Season 3 is a “murder mystery.” Without revealing which character may be the subject of this murder. It was revealed at the end of last season that Season 3 is subtitled “Frenemies” and series star Brec Bassinger recently teased that the season will feature a murder mystery theme that will see hero and villain try to figure out who the killer is. “You know what, I’m just gonna say it,” Bassinger said. “Murder mystery! And how evil and good are going to live in a town together and figure out who the murderer is.”
However, the recently released trailer for Stargirl Season 3 alluded to the more intriguing difficulties that Sylvester Pemberton/reappearance of Starman’s in Season 3 will bring Stargirl (Joel McHale). Given that both Stargirl and Starman use the Cosmic Staff and since there is only one Cosmo, it was revealed at the end of the last season that he is actually still alive. This should make things interesting.
Stargirl Season 3 Cast
Brec Bassinger as Courtney Whitmore / Stargirl: A high school student from Los Angeles who finds a powerful weapon, the Cosmic Staff and becomes the superheroine Stargirl. As Stargirl, she also becomes the leader of the second incarnation of the Justice Society of America (JSA).
Yvette Monreal as Yolanda Montez / Wildcat II: A once popular student at Blue Valley High until a scandal made her an outcast and a disgrace to her Catholic parents. A skilled boxer, she becomes one of Courtney’s friends and a member of the new JSA as the new Wildcat.
Anjelika Washington as Beth Chapel / Doctor Mid-Nite II: A social reject and nerd who becomes one of Courtney’s friends and a member of the new JSA as the new Doctor Mid-Nite.
Cameron Gellman as Rick Tyler / Hourman II: A high school delinquent with anger issues and the son of the original Hourman whose parents were killed in a staged car accident when he was seven. He becomes one of Courtney’s friends and a member of the new JSA as the new Hourman.
Luke Wilson as Pat Dugan / S.T.R.I.P.E.: Courtney’s stepfather, the former sidekick to Starman, and a mechanic who owns a repair garage where he stores a 15-foot robotic vehicle of his own creation made from spare car parts.
Joel McHale as Sylvester Pemberton / Starman: A member of the original JSA who used an anti-gravity Cosmic Staff invented by scientist Ted Knight that Courtney later finds.
Neil Hopkins as Lawrence “Crusher” Crock / Sportsmaster: A member of the ISA who wields sports-themed weapons and believes that all of his targets are just part of a game to win.
Joy Osmanski as Paula Brooks / Tigress: A member of the ISA who hunts the world’s most dangerous humans. She is a gym teacher at Blue Valley High, the wife of “Crusher” Crock, and the mother of Artemis Crock.
Stargirl Season 3 Episodes
Moreover, Stargirl Season 3 is expected to contain 13 episodes with an average duration of roughly 42 to 53 minutes. These episode counts will determine how the plot of the next season will transpire to be in terms of length. As of July 14, 2022, the specific episode names and plot summaries for the upcoming season cannot be confirmed. Hence, we advise the viewers to wait for a while because The CW will confirm these details as the launch date approaches in the upcoming weeks.
Stargirl Season 3 Official Trailer
Stargirl Season 3: Where to stream the series?
When released, Stargirl Season 3, along with the previous seasons, will be available to stream on the CW app or website sometime later when the episode is on-air broadcast on the channel. All the seasons of Stargirl for the viewers can also be watched on HBO Max, allowing fans to watch new episodes based on location and membership plans, which they select based on their preferences. Moreover, the series is also available to rent or buy on Amazon Instant Video, Vudu, and iTunes. So, we recommend that you renew your membership plans and begin streaming the series to recollect the events from the prior seasons.
Stargirl Season 2: What happened in the finale episode?
Stargirl Season 3 is anticipated to continue the storyline from the very last episode of the jam-packed 13 episodes of Season 2. The finale episode, Summer School: Chapter Thirteen, was released on November 2, 2021. The episode is estimated to be viewed by 0.57 million US viewers and was directed by Greg Beeman and written by Geoff Johns.
In the episode, the viewers get to see that Grundy, Lawrence, Brooks, Pemberton, and Thunderbolt, the last of whom fixes S.T.R.I.P.E., join the JSA in opposing Eclipso as he unites Earth with the Shadowlands, but Eclipso ultimately triumphs and kills Grundy. Returning, Shade saves Beth’s parents. When Courtney reveals she despises Eclipso, he can use her as his new host.
She is eventually able to regain control thanks to Pemberton, the JSA, and Thunderbolt, who turns Eclipso into a piece of toast. Pemberton then offers to teach Courtney more about the Cosmic Staff. While Mike and Jakeem deliberate over their own squad, Yolanda and Cindy opt to stick with the JSA. Beth’s parents opt to remain together while McNider departs to find his wife and son.
The cryokinetic abilities of Cameron’s grandparents are revealed to him. Shade makes a suggestion that Grundy might return as Rick, burying him. The Whitmore-Dugans are now next-door neighbors with Lawrence and the Crocks. When Mister Bones is in the Helix Institute for Youth Rehabilitation, Nurse Love tells Mister Bones about the heroes and villains that live in Blue Valley.
Stargirl Official Synopsis
The official synopsis of the series states, “DC’s Stargirl follows high school sophomore Courtney Whitmore as she inspires an unlikely group of young heroes to stop the villains of the past. This new drama reimagines DC’s Stargirl and the very first superhero team, the Justice Society of America, in an unpredictable series.”
Catch up on the previous seasons before Stargirl Season 3 premieres this August 2022.