Amazon Prime UK Picks Up DC’s ‘Stargirl’ With August UK Premiere Date
‘Stargirl‘ has found a UK home, as Amazon Prime announces they have picked up the DC Comics series to premiere in August.
‘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, 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. Luke Wilson (‘Old School’) plays Pat Dugan, new husband to Barbara, who has a previous connection to the JSA…
Other cast includes Yvette Monreal (‘Legends of Tomorrow’), Anjelika Washington (‘Girls Room’), Cameron Gellman (‘Heathers’), Jake Austin Walker (‘Rectify’), Trae Romano (‘555’), Meg DeLacy (‘The Fosters’), Christopher James Baker (‘Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.’, ‘Ozark’) and Neil Jackson (‘Absentia’, ‘Sleepy Hollow’).
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 crash. 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 Friday 21st August 2020 on Amazon Prime UK.
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