DC Universe/The CW Releases Trailer For ‘Stargirl’ Series

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11 Dec 19

DC Universe/The CW has released a trailer for their upcoming Stargirl series, which premieres in the US in Spring 2020 (no UK premiere date or broadcaster yet.)

‘Stargirl’ follows high school sophomore Courtney Whitmore (Brec Bassinger – ‘School of Rock’) 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.

Alongside Bassinger, Joel McHale (‘Community’, ‘The Great Indoors’) who takes the role of Starman, who can be seen in the trailer passing the torch (or staff in this case) to Courtney. Amy Smart (‘Crank’, ‘Varsity Blues’, ‘Road Trip’) plays Barbara Whitmore, mother of Courtney, who, now that her daughter is grown up, is jumping back into the workforce and striving to be the best mother and provider she can be to her daughter, her new husband Pat Dugan (Luke Wilson), and her new stepson (played by young actor Trae Romano.)

The aforementioned JSA members include Lou Ferrigno Jr. (‘S.W.A.T’) who will play Hourman, Brian Stapf (‘The Walking Dead’, ‘Valor’) as Wildcat, and Henry Thomas (‘The Haunting of Hill House’, ‘E.T.’) as Dr. Mid-Nite. Neil Jackson (‘Sleepy Hollow’, ‘Absentia’, ‘Flashforward’) takes the role of an undisclosed DC character, along will newcomer Hunter Sansone.

If you have heroes, you also need villains, who on this show make the Injustice Society. These will include Joy Osmanski (‘Santa Clarita Diet’, ‘Devious Maids’) who plays Tigress, whilst Neil Hopkins (‘Lost’, ‘The Good Wife’, ‘Code Black’) takes the role of Sportsmaster, with Nelson Lee (‘Ten Days in the Valley’, ‘Blade: The Series’) starring as Dragon King. Anjelika Washington (‘Runaways’, ‘Young Sheldon’) has also been cast in an as-yet-unnamed part.

The series focuses on the character that started creator Geoff Johns’ career as a comic book writer when he created her in 1999, lovingly inspired by his late sister who was killed in a 1996 plane explosion. Johns (‘Arrow’, ‘Batwoman’, ‘The Flash’, ‘Titans’) serves as showrunner and executive produces the series with Melissa Carter (‘Queen Sugar’), who serves as co-showrunner, as well as Greg Berlanti and Sarah Schechter. ‘Stargirl’ is produced by Berlanti Productions and Mad Ghost Productions in association with Warner Bros Television.

Stargirl‘ Season 1 premieres Spring 2020 on DC Universe in the US, with The CW airing the show the following day. Still no news on a UK broadcaster yet, but we’ll let you know when we hear more.