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DC’s Stargirl gets early third season as Pennyworth heads to HBO Max

May 4th, 2021 by Marc Comments

Despite Stargirl season 2 not hitting until August, it has already been renewed for a third season.

As someone who thought the first season was very flawed but a great family watch, I welcome this news for sure.

The series stars Brec Bassinger as the hero reforming the Justice Society of America in the modern age to fight evil and save the world.

The first season was a DC Universe series that was also streamed on The CW and become its most watched premiere in six years and, once DC Universe closed its briefly opened doors, it became a CW exclusive and will, at least in name, become part of the Arrowverse moving forward (here) and this will be reinforced by John Wesley’s appearance in the second season, playing Jay Garrick/The Flash from The Arrowverse.

All we have seen from season 2 so far is new villain Eclipso, played by Nick Tarabay, left. We also know that Jonathan Cake will play the villainous The Shade in year two.

will return as the star-spangled superheroine for at least one more season.

The CW also renewed Kung Fu, based loosely on the classic 1970s series, for a second season.

But this isn’t the only big news for DC TV shows.

Epix’s Pennyworth series, based on the early life of Batman/Bruce Wayne’s butler, Alfred Pennyworth’s early life, is set to potentially head over to HBO Max with negotiations currently taking place for the transition.

The deal will see HBO Max taking the reigns for the show’s third season and will then bring seasons one and two over to HBO Max too.

Jack Bannon stars as Alfred along with James Purefoy, Jessica de Gouw, Simon Manyonda, Jason Flemyng, Edward Hogg, Jessye Romeo, Ramon Tikaram, and Harriet Slater.

Stargirl season 2 will premiere on Tuesday, August 10 on The CW. Pennyworth season 3 will likely air sometime in 2022.

Source: Deadline

Marc is a self-confessed nerd. Ever since seeing Star Wars for the first time around 1979 he’s been an unapologetic fan of the Wars and still believes, with Clone Wars and now Underworld, we are yet to see the best Star Wars. He’s a dad of two who now doesn’t have the time (or money) to collect the amount of toys, comics, movies and books he once did, much to the relief of his long-suffering wife. In the real world he’s a graphic designer. He started Following the Nerd because he was tired of searching a million sites every day for all the best news that he loves and decided to create one place where you can go to get the whole lot. Secretly he longs to be sitting in the cockpit of his YT-1300 Corellian Transport ship with his co-pilot Chewie, roaming the universe, waiting for his next big adventure, but feels just at home watching cartoons with his kids….