With so much DC Universe news coming out, it’s only fitting that something about the upcoming series ‘Stargirl’ be revealed. But considering that this show was the most recently announced, it’s also probably the furthest away from arriving. Even so, one tidbit was unveiled– the series’ logo, which you can see below:
‘Stargirl’ was created by Geoff Johns when he first went to work for DC Comics, many years before he became their most popular writer and ascended to a higher position in the company. He now works in production and this was a series he had championed for a long time. The comic book character, also known as Courtney Whitmore, was based on Johns’ own teenage sister, also named Courtney, who died in the tragic TWA Flight 800 explosion of 1996. She and her classmates were en route to Paris on a class trip. If that sounds familiar, this event inspired the first ‘Final Destination’ movie.
Since her introduction in the comics, Stargirl has appeared on the animated series ‘Justice League Unlimited’ and ‘Justice League Action’ and in live action on ‘Smallville’ and ‘Legends of Tomorrow’.
As for the ‘Stargirl’ series, Johns stated:
“I’ve been wanting to do it for a while, and the truth is, over the last few years as I’d been talking to Warners and DC about getting back to wanting to write and produce, this was something that was at the very top of my list. I’ve been working with Greg [Berlanti] and Sarah [Schechter] over at Berlanti TV, and with Warner TV — I mean, I’ve been working with them for years. It’s been great. I get to work with my team at DC in a more creative way. It’s been in my head for a while, and once I made the move at DC, it came together pretty quickly.”
‘Stargirl’ joins ‘Titans’, ‘Doom Patrol’ and ‘Swamp Thing’ as original live action offerings from DC Universe. The streaming service is also offering the animated ‘Young Justice: Outsiders’, the long-awaited third season of the show that began on Cartoon Network, and an all-new animated ‘Harley Quinn’ series.
‘Stargirl’ is expected to arrive sometime in 2019.
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