SDCC – DC Universe Adds A Live-Action ‘Stargirl’ Series From Geoff Johns/Berlanti
Another announcement which came out at San Diego Comic-Con last night – DC Universe, the new direct-to-consumer streaming service, has added a live-action ‘Stargirl‘ series to their lineup.
‘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.
The character of Stargirl really kicked off Geoff Johns’s career as a comic book writer when he created her with Lee Moder in 1999. She is named after Johns sister, Courtney, who died in the 1996 explosion of TWA Flight 800. The character made her first appearance in July 1999’s Stars and S.T.R.I.P.E. #1.
Johns, who recently stepped down as DC’s CCO, commented “It’s so personal for me, and to create and run my show… This is the kind of opportunity that I couldn’t have had if I had stayed in that role… This is based on my sister. The character is fun and optimistic.”
We have already seen Stargirl, played by Sarah Grey, along with other members of Justice Society of America, in live-action form when they popped up on ‘DC’s Legends Of Tomorrow’. It’s not clear at the moment if this show would continue with the same cast, or be a totally separate entity. Although, Grey is currently starring in upcoming Netflix series ‘The Order‘, so that may prevent her from returning to the role anyway.
‘Stargirl’ is the 7th new DC show coming to DC Universe, which includes five live-action series – ‘Titans’, ‘Doom Patrol’, ‘Swamp Thing’, and ‘Metropolis’, along with two animated series – ‘Harley Quinn’, and ‘Young Justice: Outsiders’.
‘Stargirl‘ will come to DC Universe in 2019. As we’ve stated before DC has yet to release any information on the international rollout, but we will let you know when we have something.