Geoff Johns has stated that the show’s move to The CW won’t change Stargirl and will continue to be shot in Atlanta, Georgia.
Earlier this year, Stargirl was released on the DC Universe as well as The CW. Many wondered just what that would mean for the future of the DC Universe streaming service. The service has already removed its yearly subscription option and several of its shows are being made available for other streaming services. Stargirl‘s move to the CW, however, has some concerned that it may negatively affect the second season.
The majority of the CW Arrowverse shows are all shot in Vancouver, Canada. Some have speculated that because of the move to the CW Stargirl may move its shooting location as well. While speaking to TVLine, Geoff Johns stated that they were staying it Atlanta because they already had their giant robot in the city:
“We’re staying in Atlanta because we’ve already built our giant robot!”
He went to praise the creative team of Stargirl and assured that despite the move to the CW they were not going anywhere:
Listen, we have an amazing team, an amazing cast, amazing writers, and we’re going to deliver the best show possible. Our goal is to deliver a show that is cinematic and different than all the other shows and is of the utmost quality, and we have a lot of talented people to do that. The pacing, the tone, the world… we’ve already established that, and we have the best VFX house [in Zoic]; they’re not going anywhere.
Geoff Johns, however, did not confirm if the show would have a reduced budget but did say that the show’s startup costs would no longer be a factor but are fully committed to making Stargirl‘s second season better then the first:
Startup costs are always the most expensive, obviously — the building and testing, and a lot of that we’ve already done. We have some new things to get into, which is exciting, but we wouldn’t do Season 2 if we didn’t think we could make it as good as Season 1, but different. We’re going to explore different story, different thematics, different avenues for the characters. We’re all working incredibly hard on this because we’re so proud of Season 1, and we want Season 2 to be even better. That’s our goal, nothing less.
What do you all make of Geoff Johns’ words? Do you think Stargirl moving to The CW will affect the show more then the writer is letting on? Let us know what you think in the comments below!
Here is the official synopsis for DC’s Stargirl:
‘DC’s Stargirl’ follows high school sophomore Courtney Whitmore (series star Brec Bassinger, “Bella and the Bulldogs,” “School of Rock,” “The Goldbergs”) as she inspires an unlikely group of young heroes to stop the villains of the past. This new drama reimagines Stargirl and the very first superhero team, the Justice Society of America, in an unpredictable series. The series focuses on the character that started creator Geoff Johns’ career as a comic book writer when he created her in 1999, lovingly inspired by his late sister who was killed in a 1996 plane crash.
Stargirl stars Brec Bassinger as Courtney Whitmore, Joel McHale as Starman, Luke Wilson as Pat Dugan, and Meg DeLacy as Cindy Burman. The series also stars Amy Smart, Trae Romano, Cameron Gellman, Yvette Monreal, Anjelika Washington, Meg DeLacy, Neil Jackson, Jake Austin Walker, Christopher James Baker, and Hunter Sansone. Geoff Johns wrote and executive produced the 13-episode first season, with Sarah Schechter, Arrowverse boss Greg Berlanti serving as executive producers on the series.
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