Geoff Johns, the executive producer of Stargirl, teases Joel McHale’s journey in season 2. Season 2 of Stargirl will have several features from the comics, such as new Justice Society of America members Jade, Jakeem, and Thunderbolt, as well as the villains Shade and Eclipso, who will pose a significant risk to the team.
Season 1 did, however, conclude on a cliffhanger, revealing that the original Starman Sylvester Pemberton (Joel McHale), who had been thought to be dead throughout the series, was alive and searching for his former colleague Pat Dugan (Luke Wilson).
Sylvester Pemberton is the character of The Star-Spangled Kid in the comics, created by Superman co-creator Jerry Siegel and artist Hal Sherman. The series merged the two identities, implying that Pemberton began his career as the Star-Spangled Kid before becoming Starman.
The first season’s main driving reason was the desire to live up to Starman’s legend. The fact that the hero is still alive has sparked a lot of discussion about what season 2 might bring, but the character has failed to appear in any of the trailers, leading some to wonder what his role will be.
Season 2 of Stargirl
Geoff Johns was asked about Starman’s role in Season 2 of Stargirl in an interview with TVLine. When questioned if the character was being set up for season 3, Johns said that is a really interesting comment and that he enjoys how comics create long-burning subplots. He indicated the character would appear in the second half of the season, and that a sequence with John Wesley Shipp’s Jay Garrick incarnation of The Flash would be included.
If Stargirl season 1 was about embracing one’s past, Stargirl season 2 appears to be about when one’s past consumes them. Courtney appears to be letting Stargirl consume her life in the trailers for the series, and with the return of the original Starman, it could be a chance to add Courtney to the test as a character.