Stargirl premiered last year and although it seemed like the series would not take place in The CW's ever-expanding Arrowverse, that doesn’t seem to be the case anymore. A character who has made multiple appearances on The Flash, his last one being in the "Crisis on Infinite Earths" crossover, will be coming to Stargirl for the show’s upcoming second season!
Entertainment Weekly reports that John Wesley Shipp, who portrays Jay Garrick in the Arrowverse, will be speeding over to Stargirl in Episode 9 of Season 2, reprising his role as the old-school speedster. Although this marks the first time an Arrowverse character will be making an appearance on Stargirl, Shipp is not the first actor from an Arrowverse series announced to appear on the series. Nick Tarabay, who played Digger Harkness – a.k.a. Captain Boomerang - on Arrow, was announced to have a series regular role in Season 2 as the villain Eclipso.
In the official description, Jay Garrick plays a role “in a pivotal episode” that establishes “the Golden Age Flash as a member of Earth-2’s Justice Society of America.” The mini crossover will “officially bring Stargirl into CW’s post-Crisis CWverse alongside The Flash, Superman & Lois, Batwoman, Black Lightning, Supergirl and DC’s Legends of Tomorrow.” The Arrowverse may have lost Arrow and will soon lose Supergirl, but it's gaining Stargirl thanks to Jay Garrick!
This will be the first time an Arrowverse character has appeared on Stargirl, as "Crisis on Infinite Earths" established that the teen superhero resided on Earth-2. Before the series premiere, characters from the show were featured in the "Crisis" crossover event, establishing that Stargirl does, in fact, exist on a parallel Earth. The rest of the Arrowverse shows have been set on Earth-Prime since "Crisis."
John Wesley Shipp originally portrayed the Scarlet Speedster in the 1990 TV series The Flash. He joined the Arrowverse when he played Henry Allen, Barry Allen’s father, but has since played several different versions of The Flash. His last appearance in the Arrowverse was in the "Crisis on Infinite Earths" crossover event when he sacrificed himself to save the universe. The actor has also appeared in shows such as Blindspot, Teen Wolf, One Life to Live and Dawson’s Creek.
Premiering last year, Stargirl was originally a DC Universe series that aired on The CW the following day, but when the network renewed the show for a second season, it resulted in Stargirl moving to the network as a CW original series. While there isn’t a premiere yet, Season 2 is expected to air sometime in 2021. The series stars Brec Bassinger, Yvette Monreal, Anjelika Washington, Cameron Gellman, Trae Romano, Meg DeLacy, Amy Smart, Luke Wilson, Hunter Sansone and Nick Tarabay.