Stargirl is coming to The CW - in The States - with each episode airing after it has been shown on the DC Universe streaming service.
Does this mean Stargirl will slot in to the Sky superhero line-up over here, though?
I have to wonder - after the whole Batwoman debacle - if Sky might be getting a bit gun shy of CW superhero shows and, even if offered it, might pass.
To me, it feels like the beginning of the end of these pulpy, teen romance, super shows.
I'm just not feeling the buzz and enthusiasm there was for them when they first appeared on Sky One.
Arrow is ending anyway (and at just the right time), Legends of Tomorrow increasingly feels like a French farce that's more Warehouse 13 or The Librarians than a comic book caper, and even my beloved Flash and Supergirl - as much as I enjoy them every week - both suffer from a surfeit of secondary characters and occasional episodes of pure padding.
And we mustn't forget Black Lightning, over on Netflix. Does anyone even watch that show anymore?
But I could be wrong - it certainly wouldn't be the first time.
My suggestion - not that anyone's listening - would be to follow the example of the surprisingly engrossing DC Universe streaming shows, such as Swamp Thing and Titans (I wonder if Stargirl will go that route or The CW route?):
- Cut a season's run to 10 or 11 episodes, so every episode counts.
- Trim the superfluous supporting characters to a bare minimum
- Spend more time in costume and using superpowers (it's a superhero programme - so show the characters in their costumes and doing comic book stuff! Legends is particularly bad for this)