Having recently been given a release date for August 10, that cast and crew of the comic book television series Stargirl have been busy hyping up its upcoming second season. Stargirl was created by Geoff Johns and stars Brec Bassinger as the title character. Following the success of its first season, Johns and the cast have stated that the second season will be even darker in terms of tone, with the popular villain Eclipso making his live-action debut as the new main villain portrayed by Nick E. Tarabay.

Joy Osmanski who portrays the villain Paula Brooks/Tigress, said the second season will be far more intense than the previous installment, to the point that she that she will not even be letting her children watch it. “Season two, it just gets a lot darker, which is such a fun thing for a show to have an opportunity to do, and I will say that the evil forces at work are genuinely scary, like, my children will not be coming anywhere near season two. It’s scary,” she told a local TV station.

Johns himself stated that Eclipso will be much different compared to the previous main villain Jordan Mahkent/Icicle (Neil Jackson) in season 1. “It’s such a different, darker, scarier threat because the threat is… Cindy (Meg DeLacy) is one thing, and she’s got the Black Diamond and were obviously going to explore that. But the thing inside is, this entity that’s trapped, this ancient being that feeds off humanity’s own sins and grief and fear and darkness is trapped in this Black Diamond and has been there for a long, long time and is aching to do what he does and feed off the darkness within humanity. It’s going to take a lot to confront it, and it’s going to take the JSA and every one of our wonderful characters to a place that’s going to be tough for them to explore. So, I’m excited about it, but Eclipso is one of my very favorite villains from the comic books. In the comic books, he’s had a history with Wildcat and Dr. Mid-Nite and the JSA too, but we’ll see!”

Unlike the first season which simultaneously aired on the now-defunct streaming service DC Universe, the second of Stargirl will exclusively air on The CW when it premieres on August 10.

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