Stargirl is coming to streaming! Yesterday during Geoff Johns spotlight panel at SDCC, he revealed that he will be creating a series for the streaming service DC Universe. Not only will he be executive producer on the show but he’ll also be penning it. It makes sense given that Stargirl was the first charater Johns ever created for DC. This will be the sixth original programming for the streaming service.
So who is Stargirl? Originally, teen superheroine Courtney Whitmore was known as the second Star-Stangled Kid later donning the name we know her as today. She made her comic debut in Stars and S.T.R.I.P.E. #0 in July of 1999. Her affiliataion has mostly been with the Justice Society of America but has teamed up with other groups. She wields a cosmic staff and cosmic converter belt that gives her the ability to fly, have super strength, energy manipulation, and more. This will be her third live-action appearance, with her most recent one being on Legends of Tomorrow.
While this seems to be the very beginning of the show’s planning, we do know that Greg Berlanti and Sarah Schechter will be executive producing it as well. It will be a 13 episode show focusing on the teen superheroine. While it seems a bit weird that an adult male will be writing a teen girl, Johns has a very personal connection to the character. Stargirl is based on a sister of Johns who passed away in a terrible accident. He even named the character after her. So it’s a wonderful note that he’ll be writing her for the small screen as well..
While I’m not terribly familiar with the character, I’m really excited to have another superheroine show. I’m looking forward to seeing what she’ll be doing within the universe she’ll be in. Speaking of – will she be connected to the DC Universe family with Titans and Doom Patrol or will she be part of the CW lineup? I’m hoping she’ll be part of a positive, fun show. We’ll have to wait and see but bring on more heroines! We’ll be looking forward to hearing more news about the show.
What do you think of the news? Are you looking forward to a Stargirl show? Let us know! Be sure to come back to Geek Girl Authority for more DC TV news during SDCC 2018. Stargirl’s show currently doesn’t have a release date.
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