Stargirl Series Coming To DC Universe Streaming Service
The young DC character is coming to DC Universe!
DC Universe Announces Stargirl Streaming Series!
Adding yet another live-action series to the DC Universe streaming service, Geoff Johns has announced at Comic-Con that Stargirl will premiere in 2019 and that it has a 13-episode order. According to the official synopsis for the show, it will focus on 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." Stargirl was the first character Johns created when he arrived at DC Comics, so you can see why he's excited to bring the hero to life on the small screen. Needless to say, Warner Bros. is clearly investing a lot in original content for DC Universe but whether or not that will pay off hinges on those all-important subscription numbers. With this many shows, though, there will be something for everyone.
Stargirl was created by Geoff Johns and Lee Moder first appearing in Stars & S.T.R.I.P.E. #0 in July 1999 as Star-Spangled Kid before becoming Stargirl in JSA: All Stars #4 in October of 2003. The character Courtney Whitmore is the stepdaughter of Pat Dugan, the original Star-Spangled Kid, and dons his costume to annoy him, but eventually becomes a real crimefighter. She joins the superhero team known as the Justice Society of America to battle evil. Her powers come from her Cosmic staff which emits energy and allows her to fly. Stargirl has appeared in Smallville and Legends of Tomorrow, as well as animated series like Justice League Unlimited, Batman: The Brave and the Bold, and Justice League Action.