Executive producer Geoff Johns has revealed that casting for the live-action DC Universe exclusive series Stargirl is set to begin this week.
The 13-episode Stargirl series will be done under the Mad Ghost Productions banner, Johns’ own production company in collaboration with Warner Bros. Television and Berlanti Productions. Johns is attached to the teenage drama series as both a writer and executive producer. Johns confirmed that the casting process would start this week after speaking with ComicBook.com by saying the following:
“We literally are starting next week which is why it’s good to get the announcement out now. He further went into detail about the casting process and how lengthy it will be to find the right star for his vision of the character, who is based on his sister who died in a tragic plane accident in the 1990’s. [We’re handling it] very carefully. It’s going to be really… Warner TV is the best at casting these things. We’ve got great casting people. And what I’ll be looking for is somebody who embodies that energetic spirit, and a kindness, to what the character is and how they’re portraying her. And someone that’s really fun, that can chew bubble gum while kicking ass. And someone young, because we’re going to go with a younger take on the character. She’s about sixteen.”
Stargirl, also known as Courtney Whitmore first appeared in Stars and S.T.R.I.P.E. #0 in July 1999 and was created by Johns and Lee Moder.
Stargirl follows high school sophomore Courtney Whitmore who inspires an unlikely group of young heroes to stop the villains of the past. The series reimagines Stargirl and the very first superhero team, the Justice Society of America, in a fun, exciting and unpredictable series.
Stargirl is slated for a 2019 release on the DC Universe streaming platform, but no exact date has been specified at this time.
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