Stargirl's Joy Osmanski has discussed the upcoming "deeper and darker" second season of the show.
The superhero series is scheduled for August later this year, and according to the Tigress star in a recent interview with Digital Spy, new supervillain Eclipso – who was teased at the end of season 1 and is played by Nick E Tarabay – will be a terrifying foe for the JSA.
"For me personally, the kind of evil that this character manifests is something that I find very disturbing, and I think people will find very relevant to our current socio-political climate, I have to say," Joy said.
"I saw the parallels immediately, but I will be interested to see how fans respond to this character, but he's scary. He's really scary."
One difference between seasons 1 and 2 is the fact that for the second season, the show is exclusive to The CW. The first season premiered on streaming platform DC Universe first.
When asked if anything will be different as a result of this change, Joy replied: "Not from what I've seen and not from what I've experienced.
"I know the fans are curious to see if that would be the case... Geoff Johns has a lot of integrity when it comes to the production value of the show, and I think having created something quite singular in season 1, he and everyone else were very aware that the expectation would be very high for season 2.
"So I don't think [the fans] will be disappointed in any way. Not from my perspective at all."
Read more from Joy's interview here, including extra Stargirl bits and some of her thoughts related to the horrific surge of anti-Asian hate crime.
Stargirl returns on The CW in August in the US. The show is available on Amazon Prime Video in the UK.
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