The television adaptation of DC comics’ Stargirl was announced in 2018 with a promotional image earlier on this year offering fans a glimpse of actress Brec Bassinger in the Stargirl costume. The show will debut in on the DC Universe App in 2020.
The good news for fans without the DC streaming service is that Stargirl has also found a home on The CW where each episode will be broadcast in a primetime slot the day after it appears on DC Universe. Each episode will then be available to stream online from The CW.
With the DC Universe app having a limited user base it makes sense to bring Stargirl to network television. Just look at Swamp Thing, a show that was exclusively on the Universe and canceled after just the first episode had gone out, due to reports of production and finance issues.
I’m not saying Swamp Thing would definitely have fared better had it been available on television, but the more people watching, the better. Plus it’s always good for fans to have a choice.
Debuting in 1999 Stargirl is a relatively new hero for DC, however, the character has already appeared on our screens before in live-action in both Smallville and Legends of Tomorrow.
While there isn’t a trailer to speak of yet there is an official synopsis for the new show:
Stargirl follows high school sophomore Courtney Whitmore as she inspires an unlikely group of young heroes to stop the villains of the past. This new drama reimagines Stargirl and the very first superhero team, the Justice Society of America, in an unpredictable series.
Hopefully, we’ll get our first look at the show soon as the release date draws ever closer.
Stargirl will release in 2020 and will feature Brec Bassinger, Joy Osmanski, Yvette Monreal, and Nelson Lee. Obviously, there are other actors, but I’m not IMBD.
Let us know your thoughts in the comments. Are you excited about the new show or do you think the genre is bogged down enough as it is?