Stargirl has been canceled, but there’s no need to be worried about being left with a cliffhanger as the producers made a plan for this eventuality.
Appearing on Wayne Ayers Podcast, Stargirl herself Brec Bassinger shared that showrunner Geoff Johns “went the extra mile and shot two different endings because he did not want to leave the fans with all these question marks.”
She said we may see the alternate ending that would have set up season 4 someday as a DVD extra. She hopes that will come to be, though she warns “it will make people sad because the fourth-season idea was insane. Like, it would have been epic. And I actually believe that’s why it took so long for us to officially get the cancellation news, because Geoff came in with such a wonderful idea…. But it wasn’t meant to be.”
Season 3 completed filming in March, and Bassinger shared that she got the first hints that the series may not be picked up in May. She went on to say of the potential cancelation, “The next few months… became this emotional roller coaster of, ‘Yeah, I think it’s going to get picked up’ or, ‘Oh, no, we’re pitching to a different streaming service…,’” Bassinger said. “It just became this emotional roller coaster.”
The remaining episodes of Stargirl air on Wednesdays on The CW.