DC Universe

DC Universe’s upcoming series ‘Stargirl’ will also be carried by The CW.  Episodes will air on The CW one day after they are released on DC Universe and will be available to stream on The CW app one day after that.  Rumors emerged in mid-October, that this show might move entirely to The CW, but it looks like it will be shared between the two.  At SDCC this summer, it was announced that the existing DC Universe show ‘Doom Patrol’ had been renewed for a second series which will air concurrently on DC Universe and Warner Brothers’ upcoming service, HBO Max.

That announcement has made many wonder if that meant that DC Universe was going to be shuttered with the launch of HBO Max.  After all, it isn’t competitively priced ($7.99/month, $3 more than the far more expansive Disney+), currently only offers four original series, and episodes are doled out one per week, one series at a time.  And one of those shows, ‘Swamp Thing’, has already been canceled.


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‘Stargirl’ is expected to be released in the second quarter of 2020.  The series was crafted by Geoff Johns, based on the comic book character that he created.  Johns also acts as executive producer along with Greg Berlanti and Sarah Schechter.  Melissa Carter acts as showrunner.  Brec Bassinger stars as the titular hero, a.k.a. Courtney Whitmore.  The Justice Society of America will also play a part.

Now the question emerges as to whether this will become part of the Arrowverse or not.  The answer is probably not as the show has probably already been shot.  (It began filming in March.)  Also, there already is a Stargirl in that continuity, played by Sarah Grey.  That version was also a member of the Justice Society of America but during World War II.  ‘Stargirl’ will be set in the present.

Stay tuned for updates!


Source: The Hollywood Reporter