The CW’s DC Comics drama Stargirl will end its run with its current third season. The Warner Bros. Television series — from creator Geoff Johns and starring Brec Bassinger — will wrap its run with its finale Dec. 7.  Stargirl’s cancellation comes as the network has dramatically reduced its volume of U.S. scripted originals after The CW was sold earlier this year to station group Nexstar (who has taken over nearly full control).  It also becomes the fourth CW scripted series to end this season, joining Nancy Drew, The Flash and Riverdale.

Creator Johns said in a statement on Monday: “Stargirl has always held a special place in my heart for many reasons. With all the brewing changes at the network, we were aware this was possibly the last season, so we wrote with that in mind and have delivered what I believe to be the best season of Stargirl yet, with complete creative closure. The cast and crew are extraordinary, and I’d like to thank them for helping me bring this series to life. Brec embodied Courtney in every way possible — with grace, strength and humor — exceeding my wildest expectations. I am grateful to WBTV and The CW for giving us a home to tell this story and to honor my beloved late sister, and I’m beyond thankful to the press and fans who have always championed us for three amazing seasons. Most series never get this far. We couldn’t be more proud of our show and the fan community it’s built!”

Bassinger said: “Getting to play Stargirl and be a part of the DC Universe has been the greatest honor, and I am so grateful for every moment of it. I would like to thank our fearless leader Geoff Johns, along with WBTV, The CW, the cast and crew of Stargirl, and of course, the fans. Thank you. This show will forever live in my heart.”

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