While the Internet was all abuzz about yesterday’s release of the Titan trailer, DC Entertainment also announced a fourth live-action series headed to its streaming service – the adventures of Stargirl.
The announcement was made during the Geoff Johns panel, yesterday at the San Diego Comic-Con. For those that may not remember, Johns stepped down as CCO at DC Entertainment in June 2018 to focus on his production company Mad Ghost. According to Johns, the series will focus on Courtney Whitmore, as she discovers her families secret connection to the Justice Society. This seems to follow the comic book origin, though there was no word from anyone at the panel if Pat Dugan will appear as STRIPE and get some NSFW language thrown his way.
STARGIRL follows High School sophomore Courtney Whitmore who inspires an unlikely group of young heroes to stop the villains of the past. This new DC Universe series reimagines Stargirl and the very first superhero team, the Justice Society of America, in a fun, exciting and unpredictable series premiering in 2019, produced by Warner Bros. Television, Mad Ghost Productions and Berlanti Productions.
We do know the series will debut in 2019 with an initial 13-episode run. After that, we’ll have to see if enough people sign up for the $7.99 per month ($79/year) DC Universe streaming service to justify future installments.
Stargirl first appeared as the Star-Spangled Kid in Stars and STRIPE #0 in July 1999. She was created by… you guessed it, Geoff Johns and David S. Goyer. Those who have been following The CW network of DC shows know that more often than not Johns characters have appeared on shows like The Flash. Goyer is best known for his work on Jumper, Ghost Rider, The Dark Knight Rises, Man of Steel, and the current season of Krypton. Goyer is currently listed as working on Masters of the Universe, Green Lantern Corps, and The Sandman, so I don’t think he’ll be involved in the Stargirl series.
The DC Universe streaming service is set to launch in fall 2018 with Titans, as well as Doom Patrol, Swamp Thing, and Young Justice: Outsiders.
The image that was released to tease the show is a reworking of a piece of art used to promote Stargirl’s inclusion in the Infinite Crisis video game from 1994.