The premium DC Universe streaming service has been making waves lately at San Diego Comic Con following the premiere of the trailer for Titans and has now unveiled another exclusive series: Stargirl.
The upcoming premium subscription service which will stream comic books, classic DC shows, films, and exclusive shows such as Titans, Harley Quinn, Doom Patrol, Swamp Thing, and Young Justice: Outsiders has now added that talents of all-star DC showrunner Greg Berlanti of The CW fame who will be collaborating with DC writer Geoff Johns to write and executive produce a 13-episode series under Johns’ Mad Ghost Productions banner. The superhero drama will be supported by Warner Bros. Television and Berlanti’s own studio, Berlanti Productions. Fellow Arrowverse producer Sarah Schechter will also be joining Berlanti and Johns as an executive producer on the series, which is set to premiere in 2019 with a PG-13 rating.
Stargirl will follow the story of teenage Courtney Whitmore who follows in her stepfather’s footsteps in becoming a superhero and fights against the villains of the past. The series is set to reimagine the character and the Justice Society of America, a precursor to the Justice League in a fun and unpredictable way, according to Johns who revealed the news during his spotlight panel.
Whitmore made her comic debut in 1999 in Stars and S.T.R.I.P.E. #1 by Geoff Johns and Lee Moder, who named the character after Johns’ younger sister who died in the tragic 1996 explosion of TWA Flight 800 just a few years prior.
Upon making this announcement, Johns did take a few moments to acknowledge the elephant in the room as per his departure as DC’s Chief Creative Officer by saying that, “It’s so personal for me, and to create and run my show … this is the kind of opportunity that I’ve couldn’t have had if I had stayed in that role.”
Johns further added by saying that the show is based on his sister and that the character would be fun and optimistic. The show itself would be about a teenage girl who moves because her mom remarries, moves to the midwestern town of Blue Valley, and discovers that her stepfather was a golden age hero. “It’s about bringing back the legacy of the Justice Society,” he noted of DC’s first superhero team from the comics, which made their first debut in 1940.
Overall, Stargirl is the sixth show that is going make it’s premiere on the DC Universe platform, which will launch sometime next month.
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